Right at the deadline, the campaign finance reports for the three leading GOP candidates for governor of Idaho are in. Boise physician and developer Tommy Ahlquist raised the most during the reporting period, at a whopping $952,531, including $378,271 of his own money, but he’s also spent the most – $796,360, with $615,905 of that going for broadcast advertising alone. Ahlquist closed the reporting period with $156,171 cash in the bank and $5,576 in credit card debt, mostly for food and travel. 1st District GOP Rep. Raul Labrador reported raising $309,046 during the reporting period, including a little over $2,000 in in-kind donations from his earlier congressional campaigns. He received $175,000 from out-of-state political action committees, or PACs;...
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Ahlquist, Labrador and Little report campaign finances, all raising hundreds of thousands