Following the release of the January 30 campaign finance reports, we can look closer at who wants to be a major player in 2011- and who has some work to do.
Businessman Dave Dennis put up a nice showing, especially for someone not currently in politics, but Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant currently has about a 2-1 cash on hand advantage. Dennis and Bryant will both most likely be running for governor. Despite the advantage for Bryant, Dennis’ numbers are respectable and show he will be a serious competitor in the GOP primary.
On the Democratic side, Bill Luckett had a very nice showing but those figures were partially inflated by a very nice gift from his friend Morgan Freeman. Still, money is money- and Freeman has plenty of it.
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