Farris receives firefighters' endorsement in race against Idaho GOP Rep. Labrador

First-time candidate Jimmy Farris' only political action committee money reported to date has come from the International Association of Firefighters.

Farris announced the group's endorsement in a news release Monday, but received his lone PAC contribution -- $3,000 -- from the firefighters' PAC on May 11. He reported the contribution in his second-quarter report to the Federal Election Commission.

Through the second quarter, which ended June 30, 1st District Republican Raul Labrador had raised $32,000 from PACs. In the overall money race, Labrador had raised about $628,000, Farris about $37,000.

Subsequent to this post, Farris' communications director, Chantel Fox, called to say Farris expects to receive another $5,000 from the piperfitters' union. "The momentum's really gaining," she said. "We've got a lot of stuff coming in."

Farris' news release follows:

MERIDIAN, ID- The International Association of Firefighters has announced its endorsement of Idaho First Congressional District candidate Jimmy Farris.

First established in 1918, the IAFF represents more than 298,000 full-time professional fire fighters and paramedics nationwide.

”Jimmy Farris has shown us that the interests of unions and the working class are a priority to him,” said Joe Link, Kuna Rural Fire District’s IAFF president. “We need someone on our side in Washington, and feel that Jimmy is the man for the job.”

“Having the firefighters’ support means a lot to me,” said Farris. “These brave men and women work hard and put their lives on the line everyday to protect our lives and property, and I want them to know they’ll have a friend in Congress when I’m in Washington, D.C.”

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