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Aug 16, 2010 5:06 PM by Melissa Canone

Vitter's Challenger Reporting $42,000 in Campaign Contributions

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter's chief
Republican challenger is reporting a dismal $42,000 in campaign
contributions since he announced his candidacy last month.
Former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Chet Traylor filed a
campaign finance report that shows him with less than $41,000 on
hand. That's little money to mount a significant campaign against
an incumbent senator with more than $5 million in his warchest.
Vitter reported Monday that he raised more than $507,000 in the
most recent period, from July 1 to Aug. 8. After his expenses for
the same period, Vitter has nearly $5.4 million in his campaign
coffers in advance of this month's primary election.
It was Traylor's first fundraising report since his surprise
entrance into the race, to challenge Vitter in the Aug. 28 GOP
primary.

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