Big Fundraising And Even Bigger Spending

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Col. Rob Maness fundraised tons of cash in the second quarter of the year, but they also spent tons as well.

As the incumbent, Landrieu naturally leads the pack in the highly-contested Senate race, fundraising $2.14 million in the second quarter of 2014. Cassidy, the presumed Republican challenger to Landrieu, fundraised more than ever this year, with $1.6 million flowing into his campaign. Maness, the long-shot, fundraised roughly $577,000, a personal best for the campaign.

The three also spent more than ever in the second quarter of 2014.

Though Landrieu took in $2.14 million, her campaign spent $3.42 million in the second quarter alone. To put that into perspective, last quarter, Landrieu’s campaign spent roughly $689,000. That brings Landrieu’s campaign net spending to $3.94 million, while she still has $6.3 million in cash on hand.

Cassidy’s campaign spent approximately $749,000 in the second quarter of the year. That brings Cassidy’s net spending to only $745,000, a drop in the ocean compared to what Landrieu has spent.

Maness’ campaign, which has been attacking Landrieu and Cassidy from the beginning, spent quite the cash in the second quarter of 2014. While taking in $577,000, Maness’ campaign spent roughly $556,000, which means the campaign only netted about $21,000 from last quarter. That brings Maness’ net spending to about $554,000.

Not to mention, Maness’ campaign submitted his Federal Election Commission report 9 days late. The financial reports were supposed to be filed by July 15 and Maness filed his on July 23.



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