scott_angelleScott Angelle, the former secretary of the state Department of Natural Resources and St. Martin Parish president, has more money in his campaign coffer heading into the Nov. 6 Public Service Commission primary than his four opponents combined, according to a report by The Advocate. Angelle’s deep pockets are evidenced in the wave of TV and radio ads on his behalf in Acadiana over last few weeks, notably the ad containing a whiz-bang snippet of his “Boudreaux-Thibodeaux” speech at the Rally for Economic Survival in the Cajundome in July of 2010.

Angelle is out-fundraising — and spending — fellow Republicans Erich Ponti, a state rep, and Sarah Holliday; Dem Forest Wright and no-party candidate Greg Gaubert, increasing the likelihood that Angelle will walk away from the Nov. 6 primary with the 50+1 percent margin necessary to avoid a runoff. The five are vying to replace long-time PSC member Jimmy Field, who is retiring at the end of the year.

Read more on the PSC race here.

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