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Advocate staff file photo by BILL FEIG -- Gubernatorial candidates. From left at table, John Bel Edwards, David Vitter, Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle.

Candidates for Louisiana governor — U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, PSC member Scott Angelle and state Rep. John Bel Edwards — have filed their 2014 campaign finance reports.

Use this interactive tool below from The Advocate to explore the data and see who their money came from and how they spent it.

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Vitter has more campaign funds than that of his fellow Republican governor’s race opponents combined.

Vitter reported $3.5 million in cash on hand when 2015 began compared to Dardenne at $1.55 million and Angelle at $1.43 million, according to the latest campaign finance reports.

Lagging behind is Democratic contender state Edwards who said he’s raised “over $1 million … since he first announced his candidacy.” Edwards had until midnight to file his report.

The governor’s race tops the Oct. 24 ballot of statewide elected officials.