Lt. Gov. Brad Little raised $340,000 for the 2018 governor’s race after announcing his candidacy in June, according to a campaign finance report he filed with the Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday.
Little, a Republican, reported approximately $330,000 in cash and $10,000 in in-kind contributions for the period July through December. He seeded his campaign with $50,000 of his own and has spent $57,000 thus far. He now has finance chairs in all 44 counties.
“We think it’s a great start. It’s well within our plan,” Little said Tuesday. “These county finance chairmen, a lot of them we just got on board. We’re just putting together our county organization.”
Little, a rancher from Emmett, has served as lieutenant governor since 2009. Former State Sen. Russ Fulcher has also announced his candidacy for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.
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Gov. Butch Otter, who is not seeking re-election, spent more than $2 million in his 2014 campaign for a third term as governor.