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September 1, 2014

Neil Riser Gets Backing from Cantor in Louisiana Special Election

The Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives has stepped into the Oct. 19th special election in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District to support a candidate battling both a wealthy Republican candidate and a former member of Congress. The seat became vacant when Rep. Rodney Alexander resigned to become the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.

State Representative Jay Morris, R-La., reported he had receipts of $566,361 and disbursements of $378,009 for 7/1 to 9/29, leaving $188,352 cash on hand. Morris put $295,000 of his own money into the committee. View earlier posting on this report.

State Senator Neil Riser, R-La., reported he had receipts of $561,374 and disbursements of $351,115 from 7/1 to 9/29, leaving cash on hand of $210,258. He raised $51,550 from PACs and other committees, such as ERIC PAC -the leadership PAC of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. ($5,000), the American Health Care Association PAC ($5,000), Citizens United Political Victory Fund ($5,000), among others.

The Republican Super PAC Inc. also reported spending $32,691 from 9/23 to 10/7 for mailers, voter data collection, and a survey, as independent expenditures supporting Rizer.

Former Congressman Clyde Holloway, R-La., reported he had receipts of $245,598 and disbursements of $100,261 during 7/1 to 9/30, leaving $145,336 cash on hand.

State Representative Robert Johnson, D-La., reported receipts of $122,090 and disbursements of $59,448 for 7/1 to 9/29, leaving $62,642 cash on hand.

Former State Representative Weldon Russell, D-La.reported he had receipts of $49,215 and disbursements of $47,783 from 7/1 to 9/29, leaving $4,587 cash on hand. Russel loaned his campaign $43,000.

Mayor of Monroe Jamie Mayo, D-La., reported receipts of $17,700 and disbursements of $2,131 for 7/1 to 9/29, leaving cash on hand of $15,569.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

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