We have always been bothered by the euphemism “campaign contribution.”
Contributions are for charities. We prefer POLITICAL PAYOFF. A friend–political insider at that– used to say, “They claim there is no quid pro quo, but there is no reason for the pro quo without the quid.”
U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R), Idaho Falls.
Crapo: raised $2.8 million; spent $1.5 milion; on hand $5.1 million.
U.S. Senate candidate Stephen Sturgill(D), Twin Falls.
Sturgill: on hand $427,514
U.S. House Raul Labrador(R), Eagle.
Labrador: on hand $356,51.
U.S. House candidate James Piotrowski(D), Boise.
PiostrowkiL on hand $50,025.
U.S. House Representative Mike Simpson, Blackfoot.
Simpson: $210,750 on hand.
U.S. House candidate Jennifer Martinez (D). No funds indicated.
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