Neil Riser Gets Backing from Cantor in Louisiana Special Election

Posted October 8, 2013 at 2:17pm

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.

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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.