Thoughts On 2011 After Looking At Latest Round of Campaign Finance Reports

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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