Seabaugh’s $413,000 campaign war chest includes $150k personal loan

By JIM BUTLER, Journal Services

Alan Seabaugh, seeking to move from the Louisiana House, where he is term-limited, to the Senate, has $413,000 in his campaign fund for the Oct. 14 primary.

Seabaugh, of Shreveport, is opposed for the Dist. 31 seat by Mike McConathy, of Natchitoches. Both are Republicans.

The district, reconfigured under reapportionment this year, stretches over all or parts of 10 parishes, including a portion of Rapides and much of Natchitoches Parish.

Seabaugh, in his report filed Thursday, listed contributions of $150,000 since Jan. 1 and expenses of $117,000.

His fund had $380,000 on hand at the start of the year, including $150,000 in December loans from the candidate.

Seabaugh reports $19,000 in contributions from Political Action Committees this year and $72,000 this election cycle.

A 12-year legislator has established voting records which attract support when the two, his/her record and a PAC’s interests, intersect. The election cycle is a four-year period.

The campaign spending reflects a mix of big ticket and mundane expenses. Consulting and campaign strategy company costs accounted for about $30,000.

Two Rapides contributors are listed in Seabaugh’s report – Kenneth Robinson, Alexandria, $2,500, and Petron, $1,000.

No Natchitoches contributors of the $2,500 threshold are evident.

Other donors of $2,500 include:

Wheeled Sports, Donald Cameron Jr., Jeff Lofton, Shea Monsur – Shreveport;

Allegiance Health Care of Louisiana, R4 dba Four Oaks Benefit Services, RMB Property Holdings, Keith Rutherford, Stewart Bundick, Global Insurance Group Holdings- Bossier City;

Collier Racing, Scott Markstrom – Benton;

Synergy Holdings – Coushatta;

East PAC ($5,000), West PAC ($5,000), LA Procurement, SN Servicing Corp., Milford Wempold III, Bobbie Grigsby, L. Lane Grigsby – Baton Rouge;

Gray & Company, Jim Donelon Campaign Fund – Metairie;

Progressive Buildings dba Mallett Buildings, Caddy Shack Enterprises, Iowa, LA;

New Industries, Gregory J. Hamer Sr. – Morgan City;

Old Town Road Oil Properties, Lake Charles; James Tucker, Madisonville; West Bank Fishing, New Orleans;

Donald Bollinger, Houma;

Friends of Daryl A Deshotel, Mansura; William P. Mills III, Lafayette.