More than $425,000 in third-party spending backed the Democratic candidate’s unsuccessful run.
The $39 million proposal fell 144 votes shy of passage, out of nearly 232,000 votes cast.
In Aberdeen, a 10-year plant facilities levy fell short of the required two-thirds supermajority.
In other news, the College of Western Idaho’s levy failed as did bond measures in Middleton.
A Facebook post promoted by one of the billionaire’s companies has reached hundreds of Idahoans since Saturday night.
The big-ticket item of the night: a $39 million levy for a new building at the College of Western Idaho. Meanwhile, the Middleton School District is going to voters with a trio of bond issues.
The Idaho Education Association has put nearly $250,000 into its ad campaign criticizing incumbent Sherri Ybarra, Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press reported.