The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, 7/16/8

Interim Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo has amassed a campaign war chest of nearly $3 million as he seeks to keep the seat he was appointed to in late 2007.

His Democratic opponent, former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, whose fundraising lagged earlier this year, came close to matching Wicker’s quarterly total – Musgrove raised $813,708 compared to Wicker’s $822,476.

Musgrove actually outraised Wicker with $607,803 from individuals compared with $475,444.88 for his opponent.

That brings Musgrove’s total contributions to $1.26 million, with $716,180 on hand, but it’s still less than a quarter of what Wicker has banked.