BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Among the top two Democratic contenders in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell appears to have stronger financial footing than lawyer Caroline Fayard for the final push to Election Day.

Campbell's latest campaign finance report shows him with $988,000 in the bank at the close of the latest reporting period, ahead of Nov. 8.

Fayard's report showed her with less than $200,000 in her campaign account.

The two Democrats are considered in the top five candidates vying for the Senate seat. GOP contenders include U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, U.S. Rep. John Fleming and Treasurer John Kennedy.

Though all candidates run against each other on the ballot, Campbell and Fayard seem as though they are in a mini-primary, in anticipation that only one Democrat can reach the runoff.


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