Add to that the $5,700 that the Club for Growth has spent on a website slamming Curtis, and the total of outside spending so far in this year’s primary race is $314,118.82. All of that money is either going to boost the candidacies of Herrod or Ainge or to attack Curtis.
That influx of outside money is keeping pace with the individual donations to the candidates.
The most recent financial disclosures found that 76% of donations to Herrod came from outside of the state, while 65% of Ainge’s donations were from outside of Utah. On the other hand, 89% of Curtis’ campaign donations were from inside Utah.
Ballots went out to Republican voters in the 3rd District this week.