Incumbents hold lead in funds

Congressional candidates in the two races affecting Northeast Mississippi have raised a collective $500,660 from April through June, according to reports filed this month with the Federal Election Committee.

As usual, incumbents collected the largest sums.

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., earned nearly two-thirds of the total amount this period with $317,791. Fifty-five percent came from political action committees; the rest from individual donors.