PERKINS BREAKS AWAY IN SHREVEPORT MAYORAL FUNDRAISING
Friday, November 30, 2018 … 10:37 A.M.
Campaign finance reports (SEE below) for the crucial campaign period October 18th and November 18th show challenger Adrian Perkins taking in a stunning four-times the contribution total of Mayor Ollie Tyler.
Including in-kind contributions and expense refunds, the Perkins campaign took in $154,860 during the period, compared to $38,982 for Tyler.
The general election between the two will be held on Saturday, December 8th.
Campaign spending during the period totaled $81,176 by Perkins and $66,864 by Tyler.
Including funds carried forward from the previous reporting period, the Perkins campaign had $142,562 on hand for his final three-week push, almost triple Tyler’s $50,233.
During the same fundraising period four years ago, Tyler, then running against weak opponent Victoria Provenza, raised $91,555 … nearly two-and-a-half times her $38,982 total during this same reporting period against Perkins.
Tyler defeated Provenza by nearly a two-to-one margin, 63% to 37%.
Given its population total, Louisiana election law designates citywide campaigns in Shreveport as “District” races. Accordingly, the maximum legal contribution for any person is $2,500 per election. (The primary and general elections are considered two separate elections.)
In this reporting period alone, twenty-four individuals gave the Perkins campaign the maximum allowable contribution of $2,500. Only nine such contributions were reported by incumbent Mayor Tyler campaign.
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