MS-01: Childers, Nunnelee make finance reports to FEC

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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