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Posted at 10:10 a.m. on July 3, 2013
A new 2014 U.S. Senate candidate earned more than $250,000 during the last 12 months from Entergy Corp., an energy company operating primarily in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.
Republican Robert Maness announced in May that he would run against Democratic Sen. Mary L. Landrieu in 2014. This week, Maness filed a personal financial disclosure report as required by the Ethics in Government Act. The report covers the 12 months prior to June 17, 2013.
Manes reported he earned a salary of $252,595 from Entergy Corp. and is currently director of safety and training. Col. Maness retired from the Army in 2011 and in the last 12 months received military retirement pay of $96,591. Other income included $18,909 from his farm.
He reported his spouse earned more than $1,000 from her salary at Space News Inc. (Va.), and more than $1,000 from her salary at Imaginova Corp. (N.Y.). In addition, she received more than $1,000 from her military retirement pay. Spousal earned income does not have to be disclosed in any more detail.
Other assets include between $50,001 to $100,000 in the USAA Federal Savings Bank; between $50,001 to $100,000 in the Thrift Savings Plan L2020 Fund; and for his spouse, between $100,000 to $250,000 in various Vanguard retirement accounts; among other assets.
Liabilities include $500,002 to $1,000,000 in mortgages on farm land, and $500,001 to $1,000,000 for a 2011 mortgage on his home.
Entergy Corp. has federal PAC that raises and spends more than $1 million in each two-year election cycle. View PAC 2013-2014 financial profile.
Entergy Services Inc., a subsidiary of Entergy Corp., reported spending $2,730,000 on lobbying during 2012. They reported spending $720,000 lobbying in the first quarter of 2013.