Aug 16, 2010 8:27 PM by Chris Welty

Vitter Reports More Than $5M Cash on Hand

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter reports having
nearly $5.4 million in his campaign coffers in advance of this
month's primary election.
The Republican is seeking a second term in office. His campaign
released its latest round of finance reports Monday, detailing
activity from July 1 to Aug. 8 and showing Vitter brought in more
than $507,000 during that time.
The latest batch of finance reports was due Monday. The primary
election is Aug. 28.
Vitter faces a GOP primary challenge from two candidates,
including former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet Traylor. No
word from Traylor's campaign on when his first finance report will
be available for viewing.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon is Vitter's chief Democratic opponent
for the Nov. 2 general election. He hasn't yet released his latest


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