With yesterday's filing, we have gotten a first glimpse into the campaign finances of Rep. Marsha Looper.
As we all know, Looper, a Republican, is running in a primary against House Majority Leader Amy Stephens. So far, this primary competition has been notable for the particularly nasty tone it has taken.
What we learn from the filing: Looper's money has come almost entirely out of her own pocket.
According to TRACER, the Secretary of State's campaign finance website, Looper has contributed a stunning $123,961 to her campaign.
Well, not that wowing, actually.
According to Looper campaign staff, that number is off by about $90,000. Apparently a clerical error added a zero to a $10,000 contribution. She has actually donated to her campaign roughly $34,000 between Jan. 26 to May 2, the time period this filing covers.
Still, her money makes up the lion's share of the roughly $37,000 that she has raised.