Thompson’s warchest overshadows challengers

He faces a Republican he defeated two years ago, Bill Marcy, 66, of Vicksburg, who is courting tea party voters; and independent Cobby Mondale Williams, 36, of Canton, who’s trying to appeal to younger voters.

Marcy is a former Chicago police officer who retired as regional vice president of Interstate Security Systems in Chicago.

Williams grew up in Jackson and Canton. He is an urban planner and has worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the State Department and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation.

The Federal Election Commission website says that as of June 30, Thompson had spent about $1.3 million on his campaign and still had about that amount on hand; Marcy had spent $5,247 and had $5,853 on hand; and Williams had spent $7,951 and had $2,114 on hand. The next reporting deadline is Monday.

Clarion Ledger