Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has cleaned out his campaign fund, putting most of the money into a political action committee.
The republican can’t seek a third term in 2019 and says he has no ambition to seek other statewide offices.
Campaign finance reports filed this week show $760,764 has been moved from the friends of Phil Bryant campaign committee to imagine Mississippi Pac, which was formed in December.
The two campaign funds have the same treasurer.
The governor’s campaign committee gave $64,000 last year to the Mississippi Republican Party. It contributed to two state court of appeals judges who were re-elected and one court of appeals judge who ran unsuccessfully for state supreme court. It also donated to other republican groups and several charities, and paid for fundraising and travel.