State Rep. Jay Morris
State Sen. Neil Riser
State Rep. Robert Johnson
Mayor Jamie Mayo
Phillip "Blake" Weatherly
More than a dozen candidates are vying to fill the Fifth Congressional District seat. With so much competition, having a big bank might be what's needed to win.
Half of the candidates have disclosed their campaign contributions to the Federal Election Commission.
Republican State Representative Jay Morris reports his campaign has gathered more than 566,000 dollars, about half of that is his own money.
Republican State Senator Neil Riser has raised more than a half-million dollars for his campaign. 561, 373 dollars to be exact.
In the third spot, another Republican, former Congressman Clyde Holloway, with more than 245,000 dollars.
The Democrat who has raised the most at this point, is State Rep. Robert Johnson with more than 122,000 dollars.
He's followed by Democrat Weldon Russell with just over 100,000 dollars.
Democratic Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has raised 17,700 dollars.
Republican Blake Weatherly also filed his report listing 5,600 dollars in contributions.
Some other candidates may not have their campaign disclosure reports posted yet. The partial government shutdown could be to blame. Candidates cannot filed electronically, but rather have to mail the documents to the Federal Election Commission.
However, Republican businessman Vance McAllister says he's used more than 300,000 dollars of his own money on his campaign so far.
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