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Vitter remains top fundraiser in Louisiana governor's race

Vitter remains top fundraiser in Louisiana governor's race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The four major candidates to be Louisiana's next governor have turned in their latest campaign finance reports, and no one has been able to outpace U.S. Sen. David Vitter.

Vitter, a Republican, brought in $1.1 million from Jan. 1 through April 17. He ended the most recent period with $4.2 million in his campaign account for the Oct. 24 election.

The two other GOP contenders, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, outraised the race's only major Democratic candidate, state Rep. John Bel Edwards.

Dardenne's campaign took in $521,000 from contributors and closed the period with $1.9 million in the bank. Angelle drew nearly $642,000 in donations and reported $1.2 million cash on hand.

Edwards lagged behind the others, bringing in $230,000 and reporting just over $894,000 in his campaign account.
Monday was the deadline to file reports with the state ethics board.

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