Thompson raises $1.2M; his three opponents combined get less than $8,000
by Associated Press
Published: July 19,2012
AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson’s campaign war chest tops $1.2 million, far more than his Republican and independent opponents, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.
The FEC reports cover the period ending June 30.
Thompson is running for an 11th term in Mississippi’s 2nd District.
Thompson’s Republican opponent Bill Marcy of Vicksburg reported $5,853 on hand while independent Cobby Williams of Canton reported $2,114. Reform Party candidate Lajena Williams has not reported raising any money.
The election is Nov. 6.
In other races:
— Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee has $267,659 as of June 30 in his re-election bid in the 1st District. Democrat Brad Morris has $10,749.
— Republican Rep. Gregg Harper has $235,788 in the 3rd District. Democratic challenger Crystal Biggs did not report raising any money.
— Republican Steven Palazzo in the 4th District reported $254,013. Democrat opponent Michael Herrington did not file a report.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Still planning that summer vacation?
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Family launches Billups Coffee with headquarters in Oxford
- Chris McDaniel responds to radio show audio clip
- ‘Just the beginning’ — Venture Technologies merging, acquiring companies
- Running luxury car dealerships, like Mercedes of Jackson, comes naturally to Trudy Higginbotham Moody
- Man indicted, accused of bankruptcy fraud
- Study: Mississippi has highest sales tax rate in U.S.
- Chaney drops lawsuit against National Flood Insurance Program
- Grenada native Donna Tartt wins Pulitzer Prize for 'The Goldfinch'
- Fight between county, insurer over courthouse fire continues
- Judge to rule on release of Kemper power plant data