Election Day is less than a week away, and Democratic candidates for seats representing legislative District 26 in the Idaho Legislature have far outraised their Republican opponents.
The three Democratic candidates—Muffy Davis, Rep. Sally Toone, D-Gooding, and Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum—reported raising $144,960 in 2018 through the most recently filed reports in October, according to the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office.
The three Republican candidates are Julie Lynn, Mike McFadyen and Rep. Steve Miller, R-Fairfield. They reported raising $45,669 in 2018, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
The candidates had to file reports before the May primary, as well as for fundraising between April and May, from May through the end of September and in October.
As a result, the Democrats have been able to outspend their opponents. The three candidates have spent $86,535 total in 2018, according to the most recent reports. The three Republican candidates reported spending $26,670 total.
Here’s a breakdown of the campaign finance reports, by race:
House Seat A
Davis is challenging Miller, a three-term incumbent, in the race for one of the district’s two seats in the House of Representatives. District 26 represents Blaine, Lincoln, Camas and Gooding counties in the Legislature.
She has raised $77,557 in 2018, according to her most recent report of Oct. 22.
The vast majority of her contributions have come from individuals, particularly Blaine County residents.
Davis has received $49,808 from 204 individual donors, which breaks down to an average of $244 per donor. She has raised $38,084 from 152 Blaine County residents.
She also reported $1,200 worth of donations from businesses, and $11,450 in donations from political groups, campaigns or legislators.
Miller reported raising $21,958 in total donations in 2018, according to his most recent report from Oct. 9.
That breaks down to $4,275 from 17 individual donors, which equates to an average of $251 per donation.
He reported eight donations from businesses worth $2,875, and $13,350 from 24 political groups, campaigns and other legislators.
House Seat B
McFadyen is challenging Toone, who is in her first term, for the district’s second seat in the House.
McFadyen reported raising $11,072 in 2018, according to his most recent report Oct. 23. That included $1,550 from 11 individual donors, $300 from businesses and $5,800 from political groups, campaigns and legislators.
Toone has raised $36,108 in 2018, according to her most recent report Oct. 22.
That includes $3,650 from businesses, $12,915 from 59 individual donors and $9,079 from political groups, campaigns and other legislators. She received 41 donations worth $7,745 from Blaine County residents.
Stennett has represented Blaine County in the Legislature since 2010. She is seeking her fifth term in the Senate, and is facing a challenge from Lynn.
Lynn reported $14,639 in donations in 2018, according to her most recent reports. That includes $3,600 from individuals and $10,600 from political organizations, campaigns and legislators.
Stennett reported $29,295 in donations, according to her most recent report Oct. 9.
That includes $12,950 from businesses, $10,288 from individual donors, $1,000 from labor groups, $1,000 from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and $2,500 from political organizations.
She reported $5,488 in donations from 29 Blaine County donors.
The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.