3rd Congressional District race attracts big bucks

first_imgWith little more than a month remaining until filing week, candidates for the 3rd Congressional District have amassed more than $675,000 in contributions this quarter. Leading the pack is Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, but Democratic challengers aren’t too far behind.RepublicansHerrera Beutler reported $391,500 in contributions between Jan. 1 and March 31, $317,000 which comes from individual contributions, $69,000 from political action committees and $5,000 from the Washington State Republican Party.She ended the quarter with $767,000 cash on hand and spent about $141,000 on operating expenses.Donors of note include Safari Club International, a gun rights lobby, which donated $2,000. Until this quarter, Herrera Beutler had not received contributions from gun rights groups since 2015.Local developer Clyde Holland and his wife, Rena, are among the 308 individuals who made contributions this quarter. Both gave the maximum, $2,700, to both the primary and general elections.Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments, also contributed the individual maximum this season, topping out at $5,400 between the two elections.“I continue to be humbled by all of the individuals who have stepped forward to support this campaign,” Herrera Beutler said in an email. “I’m confident that we’ll have the resources we need to let voters know about my efforts to fight Oregon’s scheme to toll the I-5 and I-205 bridges, protect our native salmon, save Southwest Washington families $2,300 by cutting their taxes, and solve problems facing our region.”last_img read more

Related Flight passengers could soon be using mobi

first_img RelatedFlight passengers could soon be using mobile boarding passesFlight passengers could soon be using mobile boarding passesbmi braves barcode booking and boarding in BelfastBelfast City Airport and leading UK airline bmi are set to break through the next frontier in paperless travel.Air Berlin rings boarding and seat reservation to mobilesAir Berlin has announced that it will launch mobile check-in for its flights through an MMS check-in facility. Paper boarding passes could become a thing of the past after bmi became the first UK carrier to trial a new text-message boarding card system.Customers who check-in online will be sent SMS messages to their mobile phone displaying a unique barcode that will then be scanned by airport officials at security and during boarding.The initial trial will take place over the next three months on flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh and flights to Belfast City from Manchester International Airport.If the pilot proves successful, bmi has suggested the system could be introduced on other routes in a bid to limit the amount of time passengers have to spend at airports prior to departure.Airlines in other countries are already making use of similar technology. Lufthansa rolled out text message boarding passes on flights from Hamburg to Munich and Air France has announced that all tickets will become electronic in the future.The airline will follow recommendations from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and phase out traditional paper tickets making way for text messages with boarding information, starting in June. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more