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Sep 2, 2010 5:52 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Fundraising Reports Due in Lt. Governor's Race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The latest campaign fundraising reports are due in the Louisiana lieutenant governor's race, offering a glimpse of who's got the edge a month before the election. The finance reports must be filed with the state ethics administration office by Thursday. Eight candidates are running in the October 2 special election. Among the candidates are Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis, state Sen. Butch Gautreaux,
country singer Sammy Kershaw and state Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere. Gautreaux is the first candidate on TV for the campaign, launching his ad this week. The runoff election will be Nov. 2. The election is being held to replace Mitch Landrieu, who left the office to become mayor of New Orleans.

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