Palazzo opens up big cash advantage in race to keep his South Mississippi congressional seat

Posted on April 16, 2014 

Rep. Steven Palazzo has outraised his nearest primary competitior in the June 3 GOP primary for South Mississippi's congressional seat by almost 6 to 1.

The incumbent brought in $491,684, according to his first quarter filing with the Federal Election Commission. Gene Taylor, his nearest competitior, raised $83,040.

Palazzo received $327,369 from political action committees and $157,623 from individual donors, the report shows. He also had a $4,868 transfer from an authorized committee. He had $402,597 cash on hand and his campaign had $11,507 in debt.

Taylor's $83,040 all came from individual donors. He finished with $49,241 in cash and the campaign owed $5,503.

Tavish Kelly reported $9,274 -- all from individual donor -- and cash on hand of $4,046

Tom Carter brought in $3,922 from individual donors. He also loaned his campaign $201,406.37 and has $203,024 in cash.

Ron Vincent reported $3,264 in donations from individuals. He loaned his campaign $763 but it still finished with a deficit of $8,354, his filing showed.

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