Sen. Burnett outraises challenger in September, also returns campaign cash in District 21

Sen. Burnett outraises challenger in September, also returns campaign cash in District 21
Dave Wallace
Dave Wallace

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - An incumbent Democratic state senator outraised his Republican opponent during September, according to figures from the Secretary of State's office.

However, the Republican opponent has about $50,000 more cash on hand than the Democrat.

Both Sen. David Burnett, D-Osceola and Rep. Dave Wallace, R-Leachville, filed their campaign finance reports this week with the Secretary of State's office. Both Burnett and Wallace are running in District 22, which covers Mississippi, Poinsett and part of Craighead County.

Burnett, who served as a prosecutor and circuit judge before becoming a state senator, raised $17,750 in September while spending $7,627.50. Wallace, who served in the military and was recently named to the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame, raised $5,450 and spent $11,514 during September.

Notable contributions to Burnett's campaign include:

* Big River Steel CEO David Stickler of Miami - $2,700. 
* Arkansas Senate Democratic Caucus of Sheridan - $2,700.
* Contractor Andrew Mass of Long Grove, Ill. - $1,350.
* Farmer John Stuckey of Trumann - $250.

Notable contributions to Wallace's campaign include: 
* Action Committee for Rural Electrification of Little Rock - $500.
* State Senator Jason Rapert of Conway - $100.
* Osceola Mayor Dickie Kennemore - $250.
* Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner - $100.

Burnett also returned $3,100 in contributions in September, a month after amending a campaign finance report due to questions over errors found in the report.

They include: 
* Entertainment Software Association, no address listed in report - $250. 
* Osceola Liquors of Osceola - $500. 
* JTB Development of Harrisburg - $500. 
* Gary Johnson Farm Account of Osceola - $1,000. 
* Gairhan Farms of Trumann - $500. 
* Land and Timber Resources of Osceola - $350.

As of Sept. 30, Wallace had $93,973.63 cash on hand while Burnett had $42,068.79, records indicated.

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