We'll have to wait at least a month or so to see what effect Sarah Palin has on Idaho's presidential money race.
For now, the current reports show that Democratic nominee Barack Obama maintains his surprising fund-raising edge over Republican nominee John McCain.
Obama has raised $422,165 in Idaho through July 31, compared to $270,772 for McCain. Of course, that July 31 date is an Alaska-sized disclaimer. It means we have no idea how McCain's selection of Palin — the Alaska governor, Sandpoint native and University of Idaho graduate — will affect fund-raising in Idaho.