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Republicans draw in more money for top La. statewide races

4 years 8 months 1 day ago Monday, July 27 2015 Jul 27, 2015 July 27, 2015 5:41 PM July 27, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Melinda Deslatte

BATON ROUGE - Republicans are handily outraising Democrats in Louisiana's top two statewide races on the Oct. 24 ballot, for governor and lieutenant governor.

Reports outlining campaign donations and spending for the latest quarter were due to the state ethics board Monday.

Of those filed so far, Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter reported raising $1.3 million for the governor's race and having $5 million in the bank. Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards reported $246,000 in donations and $1.1 million cash on hand for the race.

GOP contenders Scott Angelle and Jay Dardenne hadn't yet filed their reports.

In the lieutenant governor's race, Democrat Kip Holden reported total receipts of about $52,000 while Republican candidate John Young raised $348,000 and GOP contender Billy Nungesser raised $160,000 and loaned his campaign another $500,000.

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