Political pundit John Settle talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the recently released financial reports from Shreveport's leading mayoral candidates.

Settle, who has written about the financial of each mayoral hopeful, tells KEEL listeners that challenger Adrian Perkins leads the field with over $130,000 and Mayor Ollie Tyler second with about $120,000. Settle also notes that the two Republican candidates, Jim Taliaferro and Lee O. Savage, though seeming to show well in recent polling, are trailing substantially in fund raising.

Writes Settle at his website, settletalk.com:

Upstart mayoral candidate Adrian Perkins has had great success in raising campaign funds.

 

His campaign report indicates that he has raised more money this year that incumbent mayor Ollie Tyler.

 

Perkins has total receipts of $132,004.17 as compared to Tyler’s receipts of $120,323.28

 

He had funds on hand at the end of the reporting period of $71,966.81. Tyler had $93,557.58; she had funds carry over from last year.

Settle also says the reports show that one GOP candidate is struggling:

It may be too early to turn off the lights, but mayoral hopeful Jim Taliaferro’s campaign is almost out of gas.

 

Taliaferro had campaign funds on hand as of September 27 of only $6956. He has raised $31,415 during this race.

 

Taliaferro had two max contributions of $2,500. He had one other contribution of $1,000.