Republicans draw in more money for top La. statewide races
BATON ROUGE- Republicans are out-raising Democrats in Louisiana's races for governor and lieutenant governor.
The latest campaign finance reports were due Monday.
In the governor's race, Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter reported raising $1.3 million, while donors gave GOP Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne $408,000. Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle brought in $413,000 and loaned his campaign $375,000.
Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards reported $246,000 in contributions.
Vitter is sitting on $5 million. Dardenne reported $1.9 million in the bank.
Angelle is spending so heavily that he and Edwards have similar cash on hand, just over $1 million.
In the lieutenant governor's race, Democrat Kip Holden reported total receipts of $52,000 while Republican candidate John Young raised $348,000 and GOP contender Billy Nungesser raised $160,000 and loaned his campaign $500,000.