Bill Waller tops Earle Banks in fundraising for Mississippi Supreme Court seat

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. has raised $325,674 in campaign cash this year. The man trying to unseat him, state Rep. Earle Banks, has raised $45,734.

Judicial candidates filed their latest finance reports Wednesday, less than four weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

Waller and Banks, who both live in Jackson, are running in a district that encompasses the central one-third of the state. Although judicial candidates run without party labels, the state Republican Party has endorsed Waller and the state Democratic Party has endorsed Banks.

Clarion Ledger