Minnick fills coffers in Idaho's 1st CD




BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick outraised
Republican rivals in Idaho's 1st Congressional District during the
final three months of 2009.

According to the Federal Election Commission, Minnick, a
first-term House member who represents northern and western Idaho,
pulled in about $274,000, luring money from congressional
colleagues, political action committees and individuals.

Republican Vaughn Ward, a former campaign aide to presidential
candidate John McCain, raked in $100,000, including more than
$40,000 in checks cashed during the period's four final days from
out-of-state backers and GOP-linked PACs.

Meanwhile, state Rep. Raul Labrador, a Republican from Eagle
vying against Ward in May's primary, brought in $33,000 in
contributions and added a personal $50,000 loan.

Minnick has $816,000 cash on hand after raising nearly $1.3
million total this election cycle. Ward has $207,000 and Labrador
has just over $82,000.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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