Still, three-term incumbent Phil Harris has raised a healthy $100,870 (up by $10,000 just from last week). That's nowhere near the $170,625 he raised in 2002. Mager, running her first campaign, has raised $53,228 despite competing for funds in a three-way Democratic primary.
Cavalry arrives: The state Democratic Central Committee sent $2,000 in back-to-back donations late last week.
Biggest one-time donor: Anne Buckley Jones, wife of Spokane physician Dr. Greg Jones: $1,000.
People with the last name of Mager: $1,447
Is it bad mojo to accept money from candidates who didn't win their own races? Mager has received donations from:
Donald Barbieri and his son Stephen. Don Barbieri was pounded by Cathy McMorris, R-Spokane, for a seat in Congress in 2004. Total of $1,500.
Bart Haggin and his wife Lindell. Bart Haggin was pounded by former Rep.
George Nethercutt for a seat in Congress in 2002. Lindell Haggin last year was frozen out of a seat on the Spokane County Planning Commission. Total $874.
Lunell Haught and her husband Robert Pyle. Haught was pounded by Harris way back in his first win in 1994. $500.
And Louise Chadez, who was pounded by Harris four years ago. Total $60.
Biggest Surprise: Developers Ron and Julie Wells: $250.
We play both sides: The Liberty Lake development firm, Greenstone gave $750 to Mager ... and $1,000 to Harris.
Mager's total: $53,228
If they can build it, they will fund. Harris' campaign finance report reads like the telephone directory of construction, development and related firms from Spokane County.
Spokane Home Builders: $1,500
Frank Gurney, Inc. (or its president Tom Stewart): $2,400
Hanson Industries: $700
Spokane Rock Products: $1,000
Harley Douglass: $1,000
John Stone: $1,000
Summit Properties: $1,000
Swinging Doors/Bob Materne: $1,700
Central Pre-Mix: $500
Walt Worthy: $500
Lincoln Heights Investment: $1,000
Jim Cowles, CEO of Inland Empire Paper, who controls the real estate arm of the family and is uncle to The Spokesman-Review's Stacey and Betsy Cowles: $250
The "faint praise" award: Jim Emacio, the county's lead civil attorney with a donation of $35. Guess that's giving a few minutes of your time.
Please keep your money: Orville Moe, on trial for a number of sleaze and corruption complaints about how he does business at Spokane Raceway Park: $75.
Harris' total: $100,870
-- Kevin Taylor