Idaho Democrats struggle to match GOP fundraising

Posted at 12:41 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 14:41:50-04

New fundraising reports show only a handful of Idaho's Democratic candidates are outraising their Republican opponents in the 105 races for Idaho's predominantly Republican state Legislature.

Just two Democratic candidates have raised more campaign cash than Republicans in open House seats. Both positions were previously held by Democrats.

A few more Democrats have come close to raising the same amount of money where an incumbent GOP is running for re-election. This includes Steve Berch, who outraised five-term Republican Rep. Lynn Luker of Boise -- a seat the Idaho Democratic Party has been vying for several years to claim.

Idaho's general election is typically considered not as competitive because of the GOP stronghold inside the Statehouse.

More than forty candidates are running unopposed or only face a third-party challenger.

(by Associated Press)