Wednesday, 18 February 2015 15:16
Whites flush, Blacks flat in Louisiana Lt. Governor Race cash run
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Guillory2The four announced candidates for Lt. Governor have filed their respective campaign reports and there is a significant variance not only in their race, but in the amounts on hand.

 

The two white candidates, Billy Nungesser and John Young are flush with cash.

The two African American candidates Elbert Guillory and Kip Holden, by contrast, are flat-almost broke, comparatively speaking.

Former Plaquemines Parish Billy Nungesser, who is running for Lt. Governor, a second time, has almost   $2 million to spend on the race.  John Young , current Jefferson Parish President has $1.8M to run his campaign.   This will be Young’s first statewide campaign bout. 

By contrast, the African-American  Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, released his campaign report showing only $31,033.45. 

http://www.ethics.state.la.us/CampaignFinanceSearch/ShowEForm.aspx?ReportID=48014

The only black Senator in the Louisiana legislature, Elbert Guillory, a former Democrat who a couple of years ago converted to Republican, did not raise any campaign money in 2014.  He has a whopping $44.72 on hand for the second-in-command run.

(Photo: Elbert Guillory)

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