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Rispone Reports $5.5M CoH

State GOP operatives hope to winnow the field.

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Madelaine Pisani
Jan. 9, 2019, 10:49 a.m.

After Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) announced nearly $8.4 million in cash on hand, businessman Eddie Rispone (R) reported “$5.5 million cash on hand, about $5 million of which Rispone has put up himself. He raised half a million after establishing a campaign committee in October.” Rep. Ralph Abraham’s (R-05) “spokesman Cole Avery said the campaign will announce fundraising numbers closer to the date that the report becomes available.” (Baton Rouge Advocate)

DOWN TO ONE. “Despite two Republicans already entering the race,” Scott Wilfong, “a Republican operative in the state party ranks indicated during a radio interview on Tuesday that it's possible the GOP could formally stake out a preferred candidate.”

Wilfong: “We’re going to try to do what we can to winnow the field down to one. … We’ve already got a plan to try to look ahead and settle on one candidate ultimately. At some point, we would like to see one of them get out.” (Baton Rouge Advocate)

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