With the Nov. 2 general election 17 days away, incumbent U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, a Democrat, still leads in the money race – with money raised, spent and cash on hand.
But his Republican opponent, state Sen. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo, outraised him by about $100,000 in the third quarter.
Still, Childers has nearly a $172,000 cash margin.
Childers’ re-election campaign reports $307,052 contributions since July, making its election-cycle total $1,651,351.
This quarter, contributions from individuals hit $127,318 with political action committees boosting his totals with $179,700.
Nunnelee reports $485,126 third-quarter contributions, bring his cycle total to $1,369,951
His individual contributions hit $395,628 with PACS adding $86,649.
They’ll face seven other candidates on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.
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