Fundraising Figures Trickle In For La. Governor’s Race
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Donors still reeling from Louisiana's expensive U.S. Senate race are being asked to open their wallets again, for the governor's race. And that, too, is shaping up to be a high-spending contest.
Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter appears to be raking in the most cash so far, raising $4 million since kicking off his candidacy last January.
Also showing formidable fundraising ability for the Oct. 24 election is Republican Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, who says he raised $1.5 million for a campaign he announced in October.
State Rep. John Bel Edwards, the lone Democrat running so far, says donors have given his campaign more than $1 million.
Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne hasn't yet announced how much money he's raised.
Fundraising reports for 2014 must be filed by February.
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