A.J. Balukoff has said he’s committed to doing whatever it takes to unseat incumbent Gov. Butch Otter.
And we now know that includes putting more than $3.2 million into the race.
The latest round of campaign finance reports came in Tuesday — a snapshot covering the period from Oct. 1 to Oct. 19. In that time, the businessman, accountant and Boise School Board trustee contributed $995,000 to his campaign, bringing his total contributions for the year past the $2.7 million mark. Since Oct. 19, Balukoff has put an additional $545,000 into the race.
Balukoff has personally accounted for roughly 87 percent of his campaign contributions.
Another Democrat, state Rep. Holli Woodings of Boise, continues to enjoy a fundraising edge in the secretary of state’s race. Her campaign treasury was boosted by another loan to her campaign, in the sum of $100,000. Woodings and state Rep. Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, are vying to succeed retiring Secretary of State Ben Ysursa.
And in the state superintendent’s race, Idaho Falls Democrat Jana Jones continued to pad her fundraising advantage over Mountain Home Republican Sherri Ybarra.
Click here to see the campaign finance details from Idaho Education News.