Nathan Stubbs

Boustany posts huge financial edge

by Nathan Stubbs

Incumbent Congressman Charles Boustany has a campaign warchest more than twenty times the size of his opponent, state Sen. Don Cravins Jr. The candidates recently filed their October quarterly reports with the Federal Elections Commission, which reveals campaign finance data from the latter part of September (Sept. 15-30). Boustany raised $142,412 during that period, compared to $40,198 raised by Cravins. Boustany also outspent Cravins; His campaign expenditures total $123,419 for the period, compared to Cravins’ $49,994. As of Sept. 30, Boustany’s campaign had $728,155 cash on hand. Cravins reported $33,767 cash on hand. U.S. Constitution Party candiate Peter Vidrine did not report any contributions or expenditures.