U.S. Sen. David Vitter and Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis, of the Louisiana Army National Guard, visit before Vitter is taken on a tour of Camp Minden. Vitter says his purpose for being there was to see how the M6 is now stored and where it is kept.  Michelle Bates/Press-Herald

BATON ROUGE — Republicans are outraising Democrats in Louisiana’s top two races on the Oct. 24 ballot, for governor and lieutenant governor — and pouring more of their own money into their competitions as well, according to the latest campaign reports.

The GOP has been the more dominant political force in state politics in recent years, with Republicans holding every statewide office. Democrats are hoping to end the string of GOP victories, but they continue to lag in fundraising efforts.

Reports outlining campaign donations and spending for the latest quarter, from April 18 through July 16, were due to the state ethics


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