Idaho governor hopefuls raise more than $1.8M combined, as race for open seat heats up

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Here's my full story from spokesman.com: By Betsy Z. Russell BOISE – It may be 10 months until the 2018 primary in the race for an open Idaho governor’s seat and 16 months before the general election, but the three leading GOP contenders for the post already have raised more than $1.8 million combined for their campaigns. The reports – the first filed since the contest shaped up into a competitive battle between the three big GOP names on the ticket – provide the first glimpse into both how hard the three are campaigning, and who’s supporting them. Boise physician and developer Tommy Ahlquist has raised the most, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Idaho Secretary of State’s office late Monday – $952,531, including $378,271 of his...

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