Lieutenant governor candidate Billy Nungesser reports he had a campaign warchest of $2.1 million as the 2015 election year began.
So far, Nungesser, a former Plaquemines Parish president, leads the pack of lieutenant governor candidates when it come to cash on hand for the Oct. 24 election.
Jefferson Parish President John Young earlier reported $1.8 millon in campaign funds available for spending as he seeks the No. 2 job in state government.
Announced candidates Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden and state Sen. Elbert Guillory, of Opelousas – had not yet filed as the deadline approached.
Nungesser, Young and Guillory are Republicans. Holden is a Democrat.
Nungesser’s campaign finance report showed $1.33 million in total 2014 receipts for his lieutenant governor’s bid , which were added to $1.45 million already in the bank.
The 2014 receipts included $438,220 in contributions and a $900,000 personal loan. During the reporting period, the campaign spent $135,898 and made $500,000 in loan repayments.
That left $2.148 million in cash on hand.