East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden ended 2013 with just over $64,500 in his campaign war chest, but his annual campaign finance report filed this week doesn’t hold any direct clues as to Holden’s future political aspirations.
Holden, who can’t seek re-election to his current office because of term limits, spent more than $83,500 from his campaign fund last year, but he has continued to take in contributions from supporters since winning his re-election bid in 2012.
Holden, a Democrat who is eyeing a run for lieutenant governor, held one fundraiser in 2013 — an annual event to mark his birthday in August, his spokeswoman Rannah Gray said. The event pulled in nearly $50,000, his finance report shows.
Gray told the Advocate this week that the mayor is still mulling a run for lieutenant governor.
“I think it’s something that he’s very much considering. It’s something that he gets an awful lot of encouragement to pursue,” Gray said.