Campaign: McGlowan reports slim coffers in GOP primary

Angela McGlowan’s campaign for the Republican U.S. House nomination is running on financial fumes with less than a week until the June 1 primary, federal election reports show.
McGlowan of Oxford, a former Fox News commentator, reports $1,382 cash on hand as of May 20, the reporting deadline.
That compares with opponents Alan Nunnelee, a state senator from Tupelo who has $153,958, and Henry Ross, a former Eupora mayor, with $62,106.
Regardless of how much a candidate receives in campaign donations, it’s cash on hand that determines what resources each has in the final days.
The winner of the GOP primary will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, D-Booneville, on the Nov. 2 general election ballot with seven independent and non-mainstream party nominees.
If one of the three Republicans does not gain 50 percent plus one of Tuesday’s votes, a June 22 runoff will decide the nominee.
Childers, who is unopposed for the Democratic nomination, reports a war chest of $704,886.
Despite McGlowan’s spare treasury, she came in a respectable second with nearly $50,000 raised between April 1 and May 12, the period the candidates reported their finances.
Nunnelee led the pack with $63,247, and Ross trailed both of them with $16,464.
During the reporting period, Ross and McGlowan reported relatively comparable campaign spending – $51,135 for Ross and $63,584 for McGlowan – which was dwarfed by Nunnelee’s $203,935.
Campaigns also are required to tell the FEC about receipts called “48-hour reports” of $1,000 or more per source, during the period less than 20 days but more than 48 hours before any election in which the candidate is running.
For those types of donations, Childers reported $48,500 from 32 donors, including Friends of Bennie Thompson ($2,000); American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Wal-Mart PAC, Entergy PAC ($2,500), SECURE PAC ($5,000) and AT&T Federal PAC ($3,500).
SECURE is Thompson’s PAC.
To a lesser extent, McGlowan and Nunnelee had 48-hour donations. McGlowan reported two for $2,500, and Nunnelee with 14 totaling $18,200.
Among these Nunnelee donors were William Billingsley of Madison, Frank Lee of Brandon and William Rayburn of Oxford ($2,400). Notable among other gifts were state Rep. Gary Chism of Columbus and Fulton businessmen Chip and Johnny Crane, each at $1,000.
Childers and Nunnelee were the only candidates to report donations from political action committees, although Nunnelee’s report summary shows none. They are listed within the donors or 48-hours reports, showing six totaling $9,500.
All of Childers’ PAC donors are listed in his 48-hour reports.
Contact Patsy R. Brumfield at (662) 678-1596 or patsy.brumfield@djournal.com.

Patsy R. Brumfield