Campaign has raised $7.8 million this year, most ever for a Democratic candidate
The Brandon Presley for Governor campaign is announcing over $5.6 million raised this quarter and nearly $4.5 million for the period. The campaign has raised over $7.8 million total this year and closed out the fundraising period with nearly $2 million cash on hand.
This is the most money any Democratic gubernatorial nominee has raised in state history, breaking a 20-year-old record held by then-Governor Ronnie Musgrove, who raised $7.7 million in 2003. The campaign continues to be fueled by growth in small-dollar donors, with this quarter having the same amount of small-dollar donors as the entire campaign combined.
“With these strong fundraising numbers, our campaign has the momentum to send Tate Reeves packing so we can expand Medicaid on day one, tackle corruption head on, and cut taxes for Mississippi families,” said Presley campaign manager Ron Owens. “While Tate Reeves hides out in the governor’s mansion, refusing to answer for his role in the largest public corruption scandal in state history and a failing healthcare system, our campaign is leaving no stone unturned.”