The Meridian Star, 8/1/7

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour leads the pack of statewide candidates who have sizable campaign treasure chests as they head into the last week before the Aug. 7 primaries.

Barbour has more than $7.2 million in cash on hand after raising $189,977 during the month of July, according to his latest campaign finance report.

Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file reports showing contributions and expenditures from July 1 to July 28. It comes one week before voters go to the polls to elect candidates in the Democratic and Republican primaries.