The latest campaign finance reports have been filed.
In the race for St Tammany Parish president there is a lot of money on the books for both candidates.
The reports cover the period from July 7 through September 4.
Incumbent Mike Cooper listed contributions of $37,450. For the same period he spent $53,715. Cooper’s cash on hand at the end of the period is $301,895.
His challenger’s financial statement looks different. Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer raised $115,206 during the last period. Cromer spent $279,935 during the same period. He still has $183,670 on hand at the end of the period.
The vast majority of Cromer’s expenditures went to political consultant James Hartman, presumably for media purchases leading up to Election Day. Cooper’s report did not reflect those media purchases yet, but they are sure to come.