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Congressman Clay Higgins Raises Money For Reelection Campaign

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Congressman Clay Higgins campaign reports the former law enforcement officer has raised 218-thousand dollars during the first quarter of this year and has 211-thousand dollars on hand. Higgins had just 50-thousand dollars in the bank at the end of 2017. UL Lafayette Political Science Professor Pearson Cross says Higgins finally has his campaign fundraising operation going.

 

Republican attorney Josh Guillory and Democrat Phillip Conner, a physician from Lake Charles, are two candidates raising money to challenge Higgins this fall. Cross says Higgins will need to raise a lot more.

 

Cross says Higgins didn’t raise a lot of money when he was elected in 2016, but he’ll need more cash this time around.