Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:06
Money talks in Louisiana US Senate race: Landrieu, Cassidy, Maness
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    The official campaign finance reports are in for the 2014 Louisiana U.S. Senate race.  The reports include campaign finance activity through June 30, 2014.  Here they are:

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D)
    Total Raised: $13.47 million.
    Total Spent: $7.25 million.
    Cash on Hand: $6.24 million.
U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy (R)
    Total Raised: $8 million.
    Total Spent: $2.14 million.
    Cash on Hand: $5.86 million.
Rob Maness (R)
    His latest report was not available at press time.
    The Fax-Net will publish campaign finance reports for all races this fall when they become available.
    The reports for the offices of Louisiana Supreme Court and Public Service Commission (considered “Mayor Offices”) must be filed with the Louisiana Ethics Commission by August 6.  They will contain the amounts raised and expended from January 1 through July 27.
    Individuals and political parties can contribute $5,000 per election (for the Primary and the General) to Major Office candidates.
    Reports for “District Offices,” which include district attorney; district judge, juvenile court judge, and city judge; city marshal; constable; and other parishwide and local elections, are due at the Louisiana Ethics Commission by October 6.  They will include activity from January 1 through September 25.
    Individuals and political parties can contribute $2,500 per election (Primary and General) to District Office candidates.
    All candidates must submit a follow-up report on contributions and expenditures by October 27.

Lou Gehrig Burnett

Lou Gehrig Burnett is the publisher of Fax-Net, a North-Louisiana newsletter.

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