BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Voters are getting ready to pick the Republican who will take on Democrat Walt Minnick this fall in Idaho's 1st Congressional District.

After a long, bitter campaign, voters Tuesday will choose between Marine reservist Vaughn Ward or state Rep. Raul Labrador.

But the winner may want to consider a short victory lap.

The GOP nominee faces a difficult challenge in taking on Minnick, who has spent the last few months padding his campaign checkbook.

Minnick raised more than $117,000 between April 1 and May 5, the last reporting period. That's more than double the amount brought in by Ward, the leading fundraiser in the GOP primary.

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