With the runoff election between Ollie Tyler and Adrian Perkins coming up on Saturday, December 8, the Shreveport mayor's race is definitely in the home stretch. And if campaign money raised is any indication of voter support, challenger Perkins seems to have the edge against the incumbent Tyler, at least according to political analyst John Settle.

In his latest newsletter, the veteran muckraker opines after looking at the latest numbers:

"It’s no surprise that upstart Adrian Perkins has the edge in this race. If one has any doubts, consider that Perkins recently raised over $100 grand, as in $100,000 dollars in a 3 day span. With his gigantic fundraising spree, there is little doubt that Perkins has more money in his campaign till than Tyler. This fundraising advantage is expected to continue."

Settle, meanwhile, has gotten the latest financial figures from the Tyler campaign and expects to receive the Perkins total. He'll be sharing those latest numbers - along with his latest analysis - Thursday morning with Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty on 101.7 / 710 KEEL.