Bryant leads DuPree in cash for Miss. gov's race

By Emily Wagster Pettus | The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant continues as the top fundraiser in the Mississippi governor’s race a week before the Nov. 8 election.

Reports filed Tuesday show Bryant has raised $4.3 million and spent $5.6 million this year. He has $760,753 remaining.

The Democratic nominee for governor, Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree, has raised $1.2 million and spent $744,926. He has $383,533 on hand.

In the attorney general’s race, Democratic incumbent Jim Hood has raised and spent about $1.2 million. With carryover from previous years, Hood’s holding $383,618. Republican challenger Steve Simpson has raised $782,924 and spent $586,071. He’s holding $196,853.

In the open race for treasurer, Republican Lynn Fitch has raised $707,815 and spent $566,524, with $141,292 on hand. Democrat Connie Moran has raised $45,278 and spent $73,208, with $2,074 remaining.