With less than two weeks remaining before the Oct. 22 primary, Gov. Bobby Jindal has roughly $6 million to spend on his re-election bid.
Jindal filed a finance report Wednesday with the Louisiana Board of Ethics detailing how much money his campaign raised and spent between Sept. 13 and Oct. 2.
Nine people are challenging the Republican governor’s re-election bid.
None is well financed or well known.
Jindal raised $209,150.93 for his campaign in the less than 30 days covered by the report. He is continuing to collect contributions as the campaign wanes. He is filing reports almost daily to detail contributions exceeding $1,000.
The governor spent nearly $2 million, largely on advertising. He has been running television campaign commercials across the state.
His expenditures show:
e_SBlt $1.2 million for advertising, not including production and online advertising.
e_SBlt $136,125.07 for payroll.
e_SBlt $80,000 in donations to other candidates.
• $42,000 for campaign brochures.
Jindal’s report was the only one available among the gubernatorial candidates on the Board of Ethics’ website Wednesday afternoon.
In other statewide races, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser filed a report showing he spent $1 million in less than a month on his bid to become lieutenant governor. Nungesser is running against Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne in a race featuring only Republicans.
Nungesser’s biggest expense was advertising. Dardenne spent about $318,000 during the same timeframe.
As of Oct. 2, Nungesser had $819,668.99 and Dardenne had $514,296.55 to spend on the remaining weeks of the campaign.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler is facing opposition from House Speaker Jim Tucker, of Terrytown. Both are Republicans.
Between Sept. 13 and Oct. 2, Tucker outspent Schedler by nearly $94,000.
Tucker paid $117,556 to Teddlie Media Partners. Schedler’s biggest expense was $15,000 to 3 Lions Consulting for advertising and marketing.
Tucker had $608,428.53 on hand as of Oct. 2. Schedler had $352,940.55.
Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon, a Republican, drew opposition from Democrat Donald Hodge.
Donelon had $144,557.58 on hand after spending nearly $335,000. Hodge’s report was not available on the Board of Ethics’ website Wednesday night.
Republican state Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain, facing two little known opponents, showed $514,310.14 on hand, much of it his own money.