11th DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL candidates Tricia Pridemore of Marietta and Bob Barr of Smyrna have plenty of reason to pleased, if the latest round of campaign financial disclosure forms are any indication.
Those reports show Pridemore with the biggest campaign war chest of any of the four major candidates, with $188,535 cash on hand as of the Sept. 30 end of the quarterly reporting period. That amount included a $50,000 loan to her campaign from the candidate.
State House Minority Whip Ed Lindsey of Buckhead had the second-most cash on hand, $161,673, including $35,000 in loans to his campaign from himself.
Barr reported $101,057 cash on hand and former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk of Cassville had $64,122.
But contributions to Barr during the period outpaced those to the others.
Barr collected $165,560 from donors, followed by Pridemore ($102,841), Loudermilk ($77,109) and Lindsey ($53,987).
The four Republicans are running in next year’s party primary for the nomination to succeed Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta), who is running instead for U.S. Senate. No Democrats have yet announced for the congressional seat. The district includes most of west and north Cobb, Buckhead and Sandy Springs, and Bartow and Cherokee counties.