Here is a brief rundown on how much money candidates for statewide office had in their campaign coffers as of July 14:
*Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, seeking a second term – $8.8 million.
*Republican Tara Hollis of Claiborne Parish, who is challenging Jindal – $965.
*Ron Ceasar, an independent who says he is running for governor – No report on file.
* Democratic state Rep, Rob Marionneaux, who is thinking about running – $209,911 as of Dec. 31, 2010.
Lt. Governor’s Race
*Incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne – $524,002.
*Republican Billy Nungesser, Plaquemines Parish president, who is definitely running – $1.1 million.
Secretary of State’s Race
*Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Tom Schedler – $171,150.
*Republican state Rep. Walker Hines of New Orleans, who has declared he is running – $205,737.
*Republican Scott Angelle, who is considering the race – $437,000.
*Republican Speaker of the Louisiana House Jim Guy Tucker, who has announced – $181,213.
*Democrat Caroline Fayard, who is considering the race – $19,453.
Attorney General’s Race
*Incumbent Republican Attorney General James D. “Buddy” Caldwell – $479,599. (Caldwell held a fundraiser in Shreveport this past Thursday at Ernest’s Orleans Restaurant, which drew a good crowd.)
*Former Republican U.S. Rep. Joseph Cao of New Orleans, who is expected to qualify – $104,868.
*Democratic President of the Louisiana State Senate Joel Chaisson, who is thinking about the race, $138,743.
State Treasurer’s Race
*Incumbent Republican Treasurer John Kennedy, who has no opposition so far – $1,897,817.
Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry
*Incumbent Republican Commissioner Mike Strain, who has no opposition so far – $431,384.
Commissioner of Insurance
*Incumbent Republican Commissioner Jim Donelon, who has no opposition so far – $619,471.
And then there’s John Georges, the wealthy Jefferson Parish businessman. He had put $10.1 million in a campaign fund for a possible run for a “statewide office.”
However, his latest report shows he has repaid himself that amount and currently has $0 on hand in his campaign fund. That could mean he has decided to forgo a race for statewide office this time around.
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