Of the $309,046 that Raul Labrador has raised for his run for 2018 governor so far, $65,000 – more than 20 percent – is designated for the general election, not the primary election. That’s because the donors involved had already given the maximum amount for the primary – $5,000 apiece – and then gave more, also giving the maximum $5,000 each for the general election. So does that mean Labrador can’t spend that $65,000 on the hotly contested primary election campaign, in which he faces two other high-profile Republican rivals, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Boise physician and developer Tommy Ahlquist? Not necessarily. According to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office, the impact of the general-election designation is this: If Labrador doesn’t win the...
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More than 20% of Labrador's fundraising thus far is designated for the general election