By JIM BUTLER
Mike McConathy had $151,200 in campaign funds on hand as the Senate Dist. 31 race entered its final month.
He and fellow Republican Alan Seabaugh are seeking the vacant seat.
McConathy is retired from a long tenure as men’s basketball coach at NSU. Seabaugh, an attorney, is a term-limited state representative from Shreveport.
Candidates are required to file initial reports no later than 30 days prior to the Oct. 14 primary. McConathy filed Sept. 5.
According to his report, McConathy, of Natchitoches, has raised $187,800, including $12,500 he loaned the campaign, in the current reporting period, and spent $101,700.
He had $67,500 on hand at the start of the period.
The campaign expenses were typical of candidate spending – advertising of various sorts, charitable donations, gasoline for traveling a district stretching from Shreveport to south of Alexandria.
Those listed as contributing $2,500 to the campaign fund this period include:
Autumn Leaves Properties, Lagniappe Home Care Alexandria, both of Winnfield;
Broussard & David, Glen Armentor LTD, Laborde Earles Law Firm, The Apothecary Shoppe, all of Lafayette;
B.W. Brown, Caddo 1995, Paul E. Toung, Shalex Energy, all of Shreveport;
Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel, Wilson & Brown, J.L. Hoffoss Jr., Lee Hoffoss LLC, Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, MG Stream, Mudd, Bruchaus & Keating, Robichaux, Mike, Wadsack, Richardson & Watson, Stutes & Lavergne, TBTM, The Townsley Law Firm, all of Lake Charles;
Herman, Herman & Katz, Pendit Law Firm, Voorhies Law Firm, all of New Orleans;
William Hall, Kim Lott, both of Natchitoches;
Bobby Edmonton Campaign, Benton; Joseph Cain, Natchez LA; J.C. Jones, Oakdale; Meyer & Associates, Sulphur;
Morrow, Morrow, Bryant & Bassett, Opelousas; P&S Local 60, Metairie; Carl Roussel, Bossier City.
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