Miss. statewide incumbents raise more money than challengers

Gov. Phil Bryant collected $1.2 million Jan. 1 through Sept. 30 and had $1.9 million on hand, including money raised before this year.

The Democratic nominee for governor, truck driver Robert Gray, is making his first run for office and has barely collected enough cash to run a race for a small-town city council seat. He has raised $3,263 and had $1,826 on hand.

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has raised nearly $1.7 million this year, and was sitting on $3.5 million at the end of September.

His Democratic challenger, former state Sen. Tim Johnson, has raised $209,303 and had $2,766 on hand.

Sunherald
10/9/15