With approximately a week to go before a race-deciding Democratic Primary, both incumbent Mississippi House District 38 Rep. Cheikh Taylor and Democratic challenger Lisa Wynn are continuing to spend money, mostly on advertising.
Both of the candidates filed their reports on the Tuesday deadline, with Wynn still outraising Taylor.
During the month of July, Wynn received received one itemized $1,500 donation from Lenwood Gladney Jr. of Eupora on July 18. No other donations were reported for the month of July. Wynn reported four itemized expenditures including two with Cumulus Media for radio advertisements in the amounts of $750 on July 17 and $300 on July 22. She also reported two expenditures with Pollan Promotions in the amounts of $145 on July 18 and $224 on July 29. Total contributions to Wynn’s campaign this period were listed at $3,745, of which $2,245 was non-itemized. Cash on hand was listed at $5,215.13.
The Wynn campaign also listed $2,339.68 total in disbursements, of which $920 was non-itemized.
In total, Wynn has raised $15,920 and spent $10,704 87.
In the Taylor camp, two itemized donations were received including $200 from Homer Bryan of Starkville and $500 from the Mississippi Dental Political Action Committee based in Jackson.
Taylor also reported two itemized expenses, being $1,053.20 for print materials and video from Signature Sound on July 30 and $600 for radio advertisements from Cumulus Media.
Taylor’s campaign reported $7,246.80 on hand for this period. No non-itemized contributions or disbursements were reported.
Across the entirety of his campaign, Taylor has raised $11,750 and spent $4,503.
The primary election is scheduled for Aug. 6.
For more on this story, read Thursday's Starkville Daily News.