5.11.22: The election money race: a deep dive into the raw numbers

I’ll be writing my weekly analysis piece Thursday on the campaign money race, heading into next week’s primary elections.

But in researching the story, I dove into the sunshine reports for the statewide races — and the key legislative primaries we’ve been watching since the close of the candidate filing period in March.

I’m looking at two sets of numbers in the statewide races: total fundraising and spending since Jan. 1, 2021; and a 30-day fundraising and spending snapshot.

The idea is to look for candidates that seem to be picking up and spending a lot of late money (such as Attorney General Lawrence Wasden), and for candidates that seem to be tapering off (in the secretary of state’s race, for example, both Rep. Dorothy Moon and Sen. Mary Souza have raised modest amounts of money since April, relative to Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane).

In the high-profile legislative races, some big numbers stand out. Two Senate candidates have raised more than $100,000, and two East Idaho House challengers are closing in on that mark. Six-figure legislative war chests aren’t unheard of. But they are rare.

Here are the raw numbers. I’ll put it all into some perspective in my Thursday analysis piece.

Superintendent of public instruction

Debbie Critchfield, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $319,559; spent $157,357.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $44,870; spent $87,039.

Branden Durst, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $67,745; spent $43,638.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $18,720; spent $5,073.

Sherri Ybarra, Republican (incumbent)

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $34,469; spent $28,939.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $5,087; spent $2,491.

Terry Gilbert, Democrat

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $4,744; spent $921.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $3,750; spent $440.

Governor

Brad Little, Republican (incumbent)

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $2,070,740; spent $1,382,263.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $291,061; spent $324,583.

Janice McGeachin, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $710,569; spent $394,415.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $67,354; spent $88,990.

Ed Humphreys, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $438,357; spent $378,336.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $79,655; spent $36,614.

Steve Bradshaw, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $87,733; spent $77,196.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $20,357; spent $14,179.

Ashley Jackson, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $4,787; spent $4,177.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $1,708; spent $1,758.

Ben Cannady, Republican

No fundraising activity.

Lisa Marie, Republican

No fundraising activity.

Cody Usabel, Republican

No fundraising activity.

Shelby Rognstad, Democrat (write-in)

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $222,126; spent $151,072.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $74,143; spent $50,612.

Stephen Heidt, Democrat

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $765; spent $304.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $765; spent $304.

David Reilly, Democrat (write-in)

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $516; spent $396.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: No fundraising activity.

Ammon Bundy, independent

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $404,952; spent $401,519.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $5,844; spent $6,594.

Lieutenant governor

Scott Bedke, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $795,263; spent $452,527.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $199,245; spent $219,651.

Priscilla Giddings, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $630,678; spent $420,258.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $92,240; spent $151,710.

Daniel Giasorowski, Republican

No fundraising activity.

Terri Pickens Manweiler, Democrat

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $155,112; spent $53,862.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $16,635; spent $7,153.

Attorney general

Raul Labrador, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $592,449; spent $323,929.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $149,168; spent $157,039.

Lawrence Wasden, Republican (incumbent)

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $451,293; spent $357,255.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $121,803; spent $207,488.

Arthur Macomber, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $137,643; spent $128,223.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $877; spent $2,799.

Steven Scanlin, Democrat

No fundraising activity.

Secretary of state

Phil McGrane, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $408,939; spent $204,591.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $126,327; spent $123,433.

Dorothy Moon, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $226,297; spent $159,462.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $12,819; spent $54,472.

Mary Souza, Republican

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $120,655; spent $60,325.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $17,763; spent $13,226.

Shawn Keenan, Democrat

Jan. 1, 2021-May 11, 2022: Raised $200; no spending.

April 11, 2022-May 11, 2022: Raised $200; no spending.

Key contested legislative primaries

Senate, District 1

Scott Herndon, Republican, Sagle: Raised $101,617; spent $65,703.

Sen. Jim Woodward, R-Sagle (incumbent): Raised $75,844; spent $60,386.

Senate, District 4

Tara Malek, Republican, Coeur d’Alene: Raised $64,578; spent $53,002.

Ben Toews, Republican, Coeur d’Alene: Raised $47,087; spent $27,480.

House Seat B, District 4

Rep. Paul Amador, R-Coeur d’Alene (incumbent): Raised $47,716; spent $31,221.

Elaine Price, Republican, Coeur d’Alene: Raised $24,369; spent $18,345.

Roger Garlock, Republican, Coeur d’Alene: Raised $1,956; no spending.

Senate, District 6

Sen. Robert Blair, R-Kendrick (incumbent): Raised $18,062; spent $8,553.

Jen Seegmiller, Republican, Moscow: Raised $8,897; spent $7,860.

Dan Foreman, Republican, Viola: Raised $3,920; spent $3,597.

Senate, District 7

Cindy Carlson, Republican, Riggins: Raised $36,799; spent $36,798.

Sen. Carl Crabtree, R-Grangeville (incumbent): Raised $31,870; spent $20,780.

Keith Stuffle, Republican, Lewiston: Raised $524; spent $524.

Heather Rogers, Republican, Lewiston: No fundraising activity.

Senate, District 9

Sen. Abby Lee, R-Fruitland (incumbent): Raised $17,821; spent $30,763.

Sen. Jim Rice, R-Caldwell (incumbent): Raised $20,219; spent $22,057.

Jordan Marques, Republican, Payette: Raised $10,813; spent $8,338.

Kayla Dunn, Republican: Raised $2,002; spent $1,611.

(Due to redistricting, Lee and Rice now live in the same legislative district.)

House Seat B, District 9

Rep. Scott Syme, R-Wilder (incumbent): Raised $54,374; spent $29,034.

Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale (incumbent): Raised $16,000; spent $14,157.

(Due to redistricting, Syme and Boyle now live in the same legislative district.)

Senate, District 10

Scott Brock, Republican, Middleton: Raised $26,320; spent $13,874.

Rep. Tammy Nichols, R-Middleton (sitting House member): Raised $24,758; spent $10,940.

Senate, District 11

Rep. Greg Chaney, R-Caldwell (sitting House member): Raised $47,311; spent $26,390.

Chris Trakel, Republican, Caldwell: No fundraising activity.

Senate, District 14

Sen. C. Scott Grow, R-Eagle (incumbent): Raised $40,312; spent $32,396.

Sen. Steven Thayn, R-Emmett (incumbent): Raised $20,526; spent $20,324.

Katie Donahue, Republican, Emmett: No fundraising activity.

(Due to redistricting, Grow and Thayn now live in the same legislative district.)

House Seat B, District 14

Josh Tanner, Republican, Eagle: Raised $44,225; spent $17,370.

Rep. Gayann DeMordaunt, R-Eagle (incumbent): Raised $23,870; spent $3,226.

Senate, District 15

Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise (incumbent): Raised $111,975; spent $50,598.

Sen. Codi Galloway, R-Boise (sitting House member): Raised $37,230; spent $19,738.

Dorothy Greenzang, Republican, Boise: Raised $700; spent $467.

Senate, District 20

Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise (incumbent): Raised $69,805; spent $44,628.

Rosa Martinez, Republican, Meridian: Raised $24,788; spent $11,786.

House Seat A, District 22

Rep. Greg Ferch, R-Boise (incumbent): Raised $37,499; spent $7,580.

Rep. John Vander Woude, R-Meridian (incumbent): Raised $26,950; spent $9,795.

(Due to redistricting, Ferch and Vander Woude now live in the same legislative district.)

Senate, District 26

Rep. Laurie Lickley, R-Jerome (sitting House member): Raised $52,705; spent $21,702.

Eric Parker, Republican, Hailey: Raised $19,210; spent $12,639.

House Seat A, District 31

Jerald Raymond, Republican, Menan: Raised $35,265; spent $26,537.

Rep. Karey Hanks, R-St. Anthony (incumbent): Raised $26,895; spent $19,417.

House Seat A, District 33

Rep. Barbara Ehardt, R-Idaho Falls (incumbent): Raised $30,909; spent $29,191.

Jeff Thompson, Republican, Idaho Falls: Raised $27,300; spent $3,178.

House Seat B, District 34

Britt Raybould, Republican, Rexburg: Raised $97,865; spent $46,135.

Rep. Ron Nate, R-Rexburg (incumbent): Raised $40,850; spent $26,368.

House Seat B, District 35

Josh Wheeler, Republican, Ammon: Raised $85,265; spent $42,215.

Rep. Chad Christensen, R-Ammon (incumbent): Raised $21,258; spent $20,419.

 

5.9.22: Critchfield releases list of educator endorsements

State superintendent’s candidate Debbie Critchfield is touting endorsements from more than 110 Idaho educators — a list that includes several former aides to incumbent Sherri Ybarra.

“My message for change includes how we support and prepare teachers for the modern classroom,” the Republican Critchfield said in a news release. “Teachers are looking for a leader that creates the conditions for their success.”

The former State Department of Education officials on Critchfield’s list includes some familiar names, such as Kelly Brady, who filed a whistleblower complaint against Ybarra and received a $150,000 settlement. Also on the list: former SDE staffers Tina Polishchuk, Duncan Robb, Matt McCarter, Joyce Popp, Karlynn Laraway, Allison Westfall and Portia Flynn.

The Critchfield list also includes several Idaho school superintendents: Rob Sauer of Homedale; Randy Lords of Madison; and Clete Edmundson of Council.

Critchfield, Ybarra and former legislator Branden Durst are vying for the Republican nomination in the May 17 Republican primary. The nominee will face Boise Democrat Terry Gilbert in November.

Election Notes: May 2-6

5.2.22: Bedke's Statehouse endorsements underscore legislative rift

5.2.22: As election nears, McGeachin shortfall saga takes a new turn

Election Notes: April 25-29

4.29.22: This week in the superintendent's race: Catch up here

4.25.22: Some big-name Monday endorsements

Election Notes: April 18-22

4.19.22: It's official: Governor's debate is a no-go

4.18.22: Gilbert endorses Reclaim Idaho initiative

4.18.22: What's up with this Democratic race for governor?

Election Notes: April 11-15

4.15.22: Little refuses to debate ahead of GOP primary

4.15.22: Giddings withdraws from statewide televised debate

4.13.22: Humphreys files police report over vandalized signs

4.11.22: McGeachin endorses figure in Bundy ranch standoff

Election Notes: April 4-8

4.6.22: Critchfield issues list of legislative endorsements

4.6.22: How Idaho Business for Education graded the 2022 Legislature

Election Notes: March 28-April 1

3.31.22: Virginia-based group targets Wasden

3.29.22: The big-money lieutenant governor's race

3.28.22: David Reilly launches write-in gubernatorial bid

Election Notes: March 21-25

3.25.22: Picking up on House floor grievances, Giddings rips 'Business-As-Usual Bedke'

3.23.22: 'The mire of side show theatrics:' Bedke rips McGeachin

3.21.22: Rognstad will run as a write-in

Election Notes: March 14-18

3.18.22: What Rognstad's next move?

3.17.22: McGeachin lays out platform, decries Little’s pandemic response

The ‘Black Hole Award’

Election Notes: March 7-11

3.11.22 (9:40 a.m.): Two House shakeups on JFAC

3.10.22: A Thursday filing roundup

3.9.22: A contested House primary in District 22

3.9.22: Boise Democrat, former IEA president files for state superintendent

3.8.22: Lee joins crowded GOP race in District 9

3.7.22: Raybould files paperwork for rematch with Nate

Election Notes: Feb. 28-March 4

3.4.22: A Friday filing roundup

3.3.22: Another primary showdown, and a big retirement

3.2.22: Thayn to seek re-election, face Grow in GOP primary

3.1.22: Vick announces retirement, endorses Okuniewicz

2.28.22: Day One candidate filing news

2.28.22: Bayer to retire from Senate

Election notes: Feb. 21-25

2.24.22: Toone will not seek re-election

2.23.22: Gibbs retires, endorses candidate in District 35

2.22.22: Bair announces retirement, endorses VanOrden

2.21.22: Ybarra to seek third term

Election notes: Feb. 14-18

2.18.22: Sitting senators could square off in District 6

2.17.22: Bundy pulls out of GOP primary, will run as independent

Reactions

2.16.22: McCrostie won't seek re-election

2.15.22: Prominent Boise teacher eyes run for Legislature

2.15.22: Nye won't seek re-election; Ruchti to run for Senate

Election Notes: Feb. 7-11

2.9.22: Lawmakers, former Ybarra staffers punctuate Critchfield supporter list

2.8.22: Zito will not seek re-election

2.8.22: Hartgen files paperwork for Senate run

2.7.22: Stennett will not seek re-election

Election Notes: Jan. 31-Feb. 4

2.2.22: Meridian councilman to run for state Senate

1.31.22: Wood, Kauffman to retire after 2022 session

1.31.22: Lickley to seek Senate seat

Election Notes: Jan. 24-28

1.27.22: Supreme Court upholds redistricting maps

Election Notes: Jan. 17-21, 2022

1.18.22: Rognstad predicts 'bidding war of crazy ideas' at Statehouse

Election Notes: Jan. 10-14, 2022

1.12.22: Democratic Party chair to step down, citing health issues

1.10.22: Jeb Bush praises Little's education agenda

Election Notes: Jan. 3-7, 2022

1.5.22: Crapo to seek fifth U.S. Senate term

Election Notes: Dec. 20-24, 2021

12.21.21: The latest from the sunshine reports

12.21.21: And more from the sunshine reports ...

Election Notes: Dec. 13-17, 2021

12.17.21: Yamamoto, Goedde to co-chair Critchfield campaign

12.16.21: A.G.'s candidate drops out, endorses Labrador

Election Notes: Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2021

12.2.21: Critchfield touts apparent fundraising advantage

12.1.21: McCann files re-election paperwork

11.30.21: Labrador jumps out to apparent fundraising edge

Election Notes: Nov. 22-26, 2021

11.22.21: Wasden joins crowded attorney general's race

11.21.21: Malek exits lieutenant governor's race, endorses Bedke

11.21.21: Lodge won't seek re-election in 2022

Election Notes: Nov. 15-19, 2021

11.18.21: Chaney to run for state Senate

11.17.21: Labrador enters attorney general's race

11.17.21: Giddings decries 'the swamp in Boise'

Election notes: Nov. 8-12, 2021

11.12.21: Durst sues over legislative redistricting plan

11.10.21: Trump endorses McGeachin

11.10.21: A rematch in Madison County

11.10.21: Wondering about that new legislative map?