BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Reports outlining the fundraising and spending that candidates for statewide elected positions did last year are due to the state ethics board.
One of the heftiest campaign accounts belongs to state Treasurer John Kennedy. The Republican, serving his fourth term as treasurer, brought in more than $715,000 in 2014 and wrapped up the year with just under $3.5 million.
Kennedy hasn't yet announced what position he'll be seeking in the Oct. 24 election, saying he's considering running for governor, attorney general or re-election to his current job.
Most of the statewide elected officials who are running for re-election have more money in the bank than any announced challengers, with the exception of Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. Caldwell's campaign account lags nearly $700,000 behind fellow Republican Jeff Landry, a former congressman.