New pre-general filing reports are now out for each of the Senate hopefuls. This filing records all donations given to committees’ for the candidates from October 1 until the 17th.
Friends of Chris McDaniel reported $50,918.75 donated for the period leaving them with $70,585.74 cash on hand. However, McDaniel carries a $55,000.00 loan out on the campaign.
The Mike Espy For Senate Campaign reported $396,164.79 raised in the pre-general period. Noting $719,421.24 cash on hand with an $110,656.00 loan out.
For Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith For Senate they reported bringing in $255,010.24 since the first of October, with $801,941.48 cash on hand at the close. However, CHS had no loans taken out against the campaign.
The MS Victory Fund, a PAC basically in existence to keep Chris McDaniel from becoming a U.S. Senator and in full support of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, reported $341,306.31 cash on hand at the close of the reporting period with no loans out. Total contributions for the period $275,000.00.
Remember Mississippi, another super PAC, this one dedicated to backing McDaniel, showed $502,000.00 in contributions. $23,319.54 cash on hand at the beginning of the filing period, and $33,804.31 at the end.
Probably the most eye catching donation of them all comes from Robert Mercer. He gave $500,000 to Remember Mississippi. Not only is the amount extremely generous, but this is the first time Mercer has gone against President Trump in his giving to a candidate.
Regular US Senate election
In the other US Senate election, Roger Wicker reported $79K in contributions over the period with $2.56 million cash on hand. This would seem to indicate that he is pretty confident about beating his opponent David Baria.
David Baria is reporting $103K in contributions with $80K in cash on hand.