Burning Cash in Mississippi
Another high-profile special election looms next Tuesday in Mississippi's 1st congressional district, on the heels of last Saturday's contest in Louisiana.
The Mississippi matchup, a runoff between Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis Childers (D) and Southaven Mayor Greg Davis (R), has by a wide margin already drawn more cash from the two national party campaign committees than any other special election this year. The cash-strapped National Republican Congressional Committee (the NRCC may actually add the words "cash-strapped" to its official title) had, as of Thursday, dumped $1.06 million into the race, while the more flush Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had spent $1.65 million on the contest.
That combined total of $2.7 million easily exceeds the $1.6 million the two parties spent on the Louisiana contest and even beats the $2.3 million they shelled out in the March special election in Illinois' 14th district, which includes the pricey Chicago media market.
As loyal Capitol Briefing readers know, Democrats won both the Louisiana and Illinois races, making the Mississippi contest into the GOP's special election Alamo. Republicans need to win next Tuesday at any cost, so you can expect the party to shovel hundreds of thousands of dollars more into the Magnolia State between now and then.
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