Campaign spending topped $80,000 in race for Neshoba supervisor

Two candidates in a Neshoba County supervisors' race spent and raised more than $75,000.

Campaign finance reports show that challenger John Bell Crosby raised $83,486 and spent $80,554 in defeating incumbent Supervisor Doug Jones. Jones raised $80,554 and spent $75,930.

The report covered campaign contributions and disbursements from January 1st, 2006 through September 30th, 2007.

All candidates and political committees for countywide and county district offices must file campaign finance reports with their circuit clerks. Candidates for the legislature or any statewide office are required to file reports with the secretary of state's office.

Contributions of more than $200 must be itemized.