Sen. Vitter reports $5.4M in fundraising

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Posted: Aug 16, 2010 1:18 PM
Updated: Aug 16, 2010 1:31 PM
Source: Associated Press

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U.S. Sen. David Vitter reports having nearly $5.4 million in his campaign coffers in advance of this month's primary election.

The Republican is seeking a second term in office. His campaign released its latest round of finance reports Monday, detailing activity from July 1 to Aug. 8 and showing Vitter brought in more than $507,000 during that time.

The latest batch of finance reports was due Monday. The primary election is Aug. 28.

Vitter faces a GOP primary challenge from two candidates, including former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet Traylor. No word from Traylor's campaign on when his first finance report will be available for viewing.

U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon is Vitter's chief Democratic opponent for the Nov. 2 general election. He hasn't yet released his latest report.

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