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.
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)