Labrador Leads in Campaign Money
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Jimmy Farris raised just $32,000 since August, less than a fifth the campaign receipts of Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador. Farris’ fundraising struggles leave the former NFL football player with scant resources just 20 days before the Nov. 6 election in the 1st Congressional District. Labrador, finishing his first term, pulled in more than $170,000, according to his Federal Election Commission filing. In the 2nd Congressional District, where Democrat Nicole LeFavour is taking on seven-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, she did better than Farris and was just about $20,000 short of her rival. LeFavour, a state senator from Boise, pulled in $129,000, to Simpson’s $151,000. Simpson still has $220,000 in cash, while LeFavour has just over $148,000 on hand for the final push to the vote.