Clint Didier collected $220,000 in contributions to his Senate campaign in the past three months as he competed against two better-funded candidates, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and, last month, fellow Republican Dino Rossi.
Rossi and Murray each raised more than $1 million in the same period.
Since he entered the race, Didier has reported raising $570,000. His campaign had $103,000 in cash June 30.
Didier advisor Kathryn Serkes said Didier saw a surge of donations after Sarah Palin endorsed him, and is seeing the same, now that the campaign-finance reporting period is over, in the wake of his …