Daily Journal - New Contributions Reported to FEC - Candidates for the 1st District House seat have reported additional contributions since a filing deadline about a week ago.
Three Republicans and five Democrats will face off in party primaries Tuesday.
All three Republicans reported new contributions:
- Southaven Mayor Greg Davis - $29,200
Top new contributors: $5,000 - BancorpSouth PAC; $2,300 - Meredith McCullar, McCullar Realty, Memphis; Lisa Beene, Great River Beverage, Southaven; William Posey, Greysone, Covington, Tenn.; Gayle Posey, housewife, Covington, Tenn.; James M. Harris III of Oxford; Robert Newman, Newmann-Tillman developer, Memphis; David Rozier of Oxford.
- Glenn L. McCullough Jr. of Tupelo - $46,600
Top new contributors: $2,300 - Jean Elmore, Tupelo homemaker; Jim Ferer, furniture supply, Tupelo; Elizabeth Moler, Exelon exec, McLean, Va.; Christina Hall, Tupelo legal secretary; Robert D. Kirk, retired, Miramar Beach Fla.; Jeff Leathers, Tupelo attorney; Lori Greer, Tupelo homemaker.
- Dr. Randy Russell of Oxford - $71,000
- Top new contributors - $55,000 from himself; $2,000 - American Academy of Family Physicians; Neurosurgery PAC.
Democrat Travis Childers of Booneville, longtime Prentiss County chancery clerk, is the only candidate in his party to file his contributions online with the FEC, so other candidates' new donors were not immediately apparent.
- Travis Childers - $2,000
- Top new contributors - $1,000 - BancorpSouth PAC; Arthur Jumper of Booneville.
Columbus Dispatch - Two locals give to congressional race - According to campaign finance reports published on the Federal Election Commission Web site, Columbus residents financially contributed to the campaigns of two candidates seeking the 1st District Congressional seat vacated by Roger Wicker - Republicans Glenn McCullough Jr. and Dr. Randy Russell.
The reports on www.fec.gov covered contributions made from Jan. 1 to Feb. 20.
Of the candidates whose financial information was posted, McCullough, the former chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors, posted the most receipts - $334,061 - including, $288,561 in individual contributions and $45,500 in Political Action Committee receipts.
Individual Columbus contributors included: Henry C. Pilkinton, president of Better Brands, who gave $250; SeverCorr's Chief Executive Officer John Correnti, who listed himself as an executive with Corrections Corp. of America, gave $2,300; Stark Aerospace President David Eudy, who gave $1,000; a Columbus homemaker, who listed herself as “Mrs. Gregory Rader,” who gave $2,300; Dr. D.K. Curtis, a dentist with Pediatric Dentistry Group, who contributed $250; Stark Aerospace Vice President Richard Dobbins, who gave $1,000; Don R. Shelton, owner of Riverside Logistics, who contributed $500, Jeff Turnage, an attorney with Mitchell, McNutt and Sams, who gave $300; Henry Weiss, retired from Columbus Scrap Metal, who contributed $1,000; Attorney Gordon Flowers, who gave $500; Agnes Zaiontz, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority office manager, who contributed $250; Edward Lehner, a SeverCorr executive, who gave $1,000; Jim Ford, a retired Columbus resident, who contributed $1,000; Bobby Harper, a banker with Cadence Bank, who contributed $500; James C. Galloway Jr of Galloway, Chandler, McKinney Insurance, who gave $500; Thomas L. Phillips, chief executive officer of Southern Group, contributed $1,000; Henry Weiss, retired from Columbus Scrap Metal, gave $400; Gregory C. Rader, general manager of Columbus Scrap Metal, contributed $2,300; Gary A. Chism, a state representative and insurance agent with Columbus Insurance Services, gave $250; Nick Ardillo, president of NPA LLC, contributed $1,000 and Amy Ellis, president of Rafco Construction, gave $1,000.
Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, a Republican, reported $296,455 in receipts, including $275,455 in individual contributions, $6,000 in PAC contributions and $15,000 in other contributions. Davis did not report any Columbus contributors.
Democrat Travis Childers, Prentiss County Chancery Court clerk, reported $181,628 in receipts, including $77,980 in individual contributions, $500 in PAC contributions and $3,148 in candidate contributions. Childers did not report any Columbus contributors.
Russell, a Republican Oxford ophthalmologist, reported $161,394 in receipts, including, $67,394 in individual contributions, $14,000 in PAC contributions and $80,000 in other contributions. Stan Murray, a banker with Citizens National Bank in Columbus contributed $250; Dan Bennet, a self-employed Columbus physician, gave $500 and Gregory W. Childrey, a self-employed Columbus physician, contributed $250 to Russell's campaign.
Also, Democrat Brian Neely reported $750 in individual contributions.