Bryant, Reeves top spenders in Mississippi campaigns

New campaign finance reports show Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant of Brandon is still spending the most money in the Mississippi governor’s contest.

Documents filed Tuesday show Bryant has spent more than $3.1 million in the race to succeed Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, who is limited to two terms and couldn’t run this year. One of Bryant’s rivals in the Republican primary, coast contractor Dave Dennis, has spent more than $1.1 million.

In the Democratic primary for governor, Clarksdale businessman and attorney Bill Luckett has spent $843,000 so far this year, and Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has spent $430,180.

Clarion Ledger
7/26/11