The Clarion-Ledger, 3/1/8

Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised quickly for campaigns for two open congressional seats in Mississippi.

David Landrum, a Republican businessman from Madison, has raised and spent the most money in seeking the seat of retiring Rep. Chip Pickering, R-3rd District. But most of Landrum’s campaign cash came out of his own pocket in the form of a $410,000 personal loan.

With that loan, Landrum reported raising close to $1 million – $943,343 – and spending about $853,000 as of Feb. 20, the preprimary filing deadline at the Federal Election Commission.

The primary election in Mississippi is March 11.