Idaho Power, Melaleuca Among Top 2014 Contributors
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Donors from agriculture, energy and natural resources and financial-service related companies donated roughly $3.4 million to Idaho candidates running for state office in 2014.
The Boise newspaper Idaho Statesman reviewed campaign donations and found that those top three sectors represent more than a third of the $9.4 million that was contributed by all organized groups in the 2014 election. Idaho's campaign donations are small on a national scale, ranking just 43rd of among the states who contributed to $4.6 billion donated in 2014.
Top donor states included California, Texas, Illinois, Florida, and New York. In Idaho, the highest non-individual contributors in 2014 were Idaho Power, Melaleuca and Washington D.C-based conservative policy group Club for Growth.