Randy Wadkins, a chemistry professor at the University of Mississippi, entered the race earlier this year. Since then, he has collected almost $27,000 in campaign donations, according to Federal Elections Commission reports filed in mid-July.
Wadkins has spent a little over $7,000 on campaign expenses, leaving him a cash on hand balance of more than $19,000.
That makes him the most well-financed candidate to take on Kelly since the second-term congressman took office….
…For his part, Kelly held a campaign account of more than $145,000 as of June’s end.