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Vitter sitting on $4M for governor's race campaigning

2 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Thursday, September 24 2015 Sep 24, 2015 September 24, 2015 5:19 PM September 24, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - The only major Democratic contender in the Louisiana governor's race, John Bel Edwards, had the largest haul in the latest fundraising period. But Republican David Vitter still has the heftiest campaign account.

Fundraising reports were due Thursday. They offer a look at money available to the four major gubernatorial contenders for advertising blitzes until the Oct. 24 election.

Vitter, a U.S. senator, dwarfed his competitors, announcing $4 million cash on hand. A super PAC supporting him reported another $3 million in the bank. 

Edwards, a state representative from Tangipahoa Parish, had nearly $1.4 million to spend on the race's final weeks. 

Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne reported $1.6 million in his governor's race account. The campaign for GOP Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle said it had about $1 million.

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