Archive for June, 2016

Hudson first in votes; Lucas narrows gap in fundraising

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Abe Hudson was the leader in votes and fundraising as we approach the June 28 special election run-off House-29.

Hudson took 44.8% of the vote in the June 7 election in Bolivar County (and one precinct in Sunflower County). Second place in the six candidate field went to Earl Lucas with 23.4% of the vote.

The pre-runoff campaign finance reports were due yesterday with the Secretary of State and show Hudson has raised and spent more than $10,000 in the election so far while Lucas has raised just shy of that. Notable contributions in the reports include a $2000 contribution from the Mississippi Medical Association PAC to Lucas.

Lucas, Hudson report most raised in House 29 special election

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Six candidates qualified for the June 7 special election for the House 29 seat vacated by Linda Coleman (D) who was appointed circuit court judge. Campaign finance reports listing contributions and disbursements through May 28 show the candidates have collectively raised more than $20,000 and spent around $17,000. Most of the funds have been self-contributed.

Earl Lucas leads the pack in amount raised and cash-on-hand with $7,730 most of which ($6000) came from the Lucas Family Medical Clinic. He listed $3,460 cash-on-hand.

Abe Hudson reported spending the most at $7,066 and reports contributions from lobbyists Al Sage, the Clay Firm and from Senator Derrick Simmons.

Darryl Johnson self-contributed $2,500 and spent $2,500 with “Professionals” which is listed as a florist shop.

Henry Knox reported no money raised or spent and there was no report available online for Dalerick Wesley as of June 1. Cynthia Blockett raised and spent $2,500.

If no candidate receives a majority on June 7, there will be a run-off between the top two finishers on June 28. District 29 includes Bolivar County and part of Sunflower County.

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