ST. LOUIS • Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed will have to replenish his campaign coffers if he makes good on his pledge to run for re-election.

Campaign finance reports show Reed, who recently ran against Mayor Francis Slay in the Democratic mayoral primary, has $25,000 in campaign cash, but owes $41,000 in debts.    

Reed raised nearly $700,000 for the mayoral primary, but spent almost all of it before the race was over.  

Reed has said he plans to run for re-election as the city's Board of Aldermen president.  Unlike in 2011, he is expected to have a challenger.  

Regardless, he will have plenty of time to raise more cash.  The election isn't  until 2015.  

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Nicholas J.C. Pistor is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.