Louisiana congressional incumbents raised $60 million for Nov. 8 election

Louisiana incumbents have raised more than $60 million to protect their seats, giving them the ability to reach virtually every voter by covering the television airwaves with campaign ads ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

Republican Senator John Kennedy broke all Louisiana records by raising $36.3 million, but Republican incumbents Garret Graves, Julia Letlow and Steve Scalise raised $1.75 million or more (Scalise raised $18.1 million), incumbent Democratic Rep. Troy Carter raised $2.93 million, and Republican U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins raised $870,819.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Luke Mixon successfully raised $1.8 million and bought spots in all major Louisiana TV markets and Higgins-defying Republican Holden Hoggatt raised enough for a TV presence in the 3rd congressional district, but so far no other challenger has any significant presence on pay television.

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