The loser in Louisiana's lieutenant governor's race spent nearly twice as much as the winner.

According to reports filed with the ethics office, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser spent $2.75 million in his bid for lieutenant governor — $1.3 million of it personal funds he loaned to the campaign. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne reported spending $1.45 million as he topped Nungesser, a fellow Republican, in the Oct. 22 primary.

Reports state that House Speaker Jim Tucker spent $631,000 in his unsuccessful secretary of state's office bid. The winner in the race, Secretary of State Tom Schedler, spent $561,000. Both men are Republicans.

Tucker loaned his campaign $500,000 and Schedler put $350,000 into his campaign, accounting for the bulk of each candidates' campaign cash.