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Pre-Midterm Primary Campaign Finance Reports for Mississippi Congressional Candidates Released

See where each candidate stands ahead of Tuesday based on the latest FEC filings.
The 2022 Mississippi Congressional Midterm Primary Elections are days away. Voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, June 7th to vote for their party’s nominee, with the top vote-getter in the Democratic and Republican Primary moving on to the General Election in November.
Y’all Politics previewed the Midterm Primaries here in Mississippi earlier this week, giving readers a look at who is in the ballot and what the likely outcome may be when the dust clears on Tuesday night. You can read that article here.
READ MORE: Mississippi Midterm Elections are Next Tuesday. Who’s on the Ballot and What is the Likely Result?
Throughout the Primary season, Y’all Politics has also been tracking the campaign finance reports filed by each candidate with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Below are the latest filing numbers as of the May 18th Pre-Primary reporting from each of the candidates on the ballot next Tuesday:

1st District
Republicans:

Trent Kelly (incumbent)– Raised this period: $112,000– Cash on hand: $227,000
Mark Strauss– No Report Showing

Democrats:

Hunter Avery– No Report Showing
Dianne Black– Raised this Period: $4,900– Cash on hand: $3,100

2nd District
Republicans:

Michael Carson– No Report Showing
Ron Eller– Raised this period: $3,600– Cash on hand: $2,000
Brian Flowers– Raised this period: $16,000– Cash on hand: $14,200
Stanford Johnson– No Report Showing

Democrats:

Bennie Thompson (incumbent)– Raised this period: $133,000– Cash on hand: See note below

NOTE: There appears to be a reporting issue with Thompson’s latest filing. On the previous report ending March 31, 2022, it shows Thompson had a cash on hand balance of $1,804,000. On this latest May 18th filing for April 1 through the reporting date, it shows Thompson only has $214,000 cash on hand. During that period, the report only shows disbursement of $102,000. 

Jerry Kerner– Raised this period: $15,100– Cash on hand: $2,500

3rd District
Republicans:

Michael Guest (incumbent)– Raised this period: $148,000– Cash on hand: $293,000
Michael Cassidy– Raised this period: $7,100– Cash on hand: $79,600
Thomas Griffin– No Report Showing

Democrats:

Shuwaski Young– Raised this period: $1,200– Cash on hand: $300

4th District
Republicans:

Steven Palazzo (incumbent)– Raised this period: $147,000– Cash on hand: $283,000
Carl Boyanton– Raised this period: $1,700– Cash on hand: $464,000
Raymond Brooks– Raised this period: $5,000– Cash on hand: $500
Mike Ezell– Raised this period: $19,000– Cash on hand: $77,000
Kidron Peterson– No Report Showing
Clay Wagner– Raised this period: $16,000– Cash on hand: $208,000
Brice Wiggins– Raised this period: $47,000– Cash on hand: $94,000

Democrats:

Johnny DuPree– Raised this period: $11,500– Cash on hand: $15,000
David Sellers– Raised this period: $3,000– Cash on hand: $3,400

Polls for the June 7th Primary will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.  Any voter in line at 7 p.m. is legally entitled to cast a ballot. Check with your local Circuit Clerk if there is a question as to where you should vote on Tuesday. […]