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Landrieu raising and spending more in Senate race

4 years 8 months 4 days ago Wednesday, October 15 2014 Oct 15, 2014 October 15, 2014 1:29 PM October 15, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

LAFAYETTE - Sen Mary Landrieu continues to draw in more campaign cash than her GOP competitors, but she's also spending at a faster clip.

That gives her chief opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, more money in the bank as the Nov. 4 election draws near and erases any fundraising advantage for Landrieu.

The Democratic senator's campaign announced Wednesday that Landrieu raised $2.7 million in the latest fundraising quarter. She ended the period with $3.5 million in her account.

Cassidy raised nearly $2.5 million during the same time, according to his campaign. But he spent less, leaving him $4.4 million in the bank.

Republican retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness reports $388,000 in his account.

The messaging battle, however, isn't tied to individual campaign accounts. Third-party groups have poured millions of dollars into advertising.

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