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Hosemann raises $1.16 million this year in re-election campaign

Republican Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann’s campaign contributions for re-election topped $1.16 million for 2023, the campaign reported on Friday, June 9. In the current period, which was from May 1 to May 31, Hosemann raised more than $950,000. 

“These contributions allow us to travel the state, meet with Mississippians in every county, and share our successes over the past four years. We’ve enacted the largest tax cut in the state’s history and the largest teacher pay raise in the state’s history, downsized state government, and paid off more than $500 million in state debt,” Hosemann said in a news release. “We are so grateful for the support, an encouraging endorsement of our conservative achievements and platform.”

Donations for this campaign finance period totaled $957,568.64.

Hosemann announced his reelection campaign for Lieutenant Governor in January with a three-day tour in and around Jackson, the Gulf Coast, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Columbus, Tupelo, DeSoto County, Greenwood, Natchez, and Brookhaven. Since then, he has continued to travel the state to debrief the 2023 Legislative Session, visit Mississippi communities, and discuss priorities for the next four years with constituents.

Hosemann is being challenged by three Republicans, including state Sen. Chris McDaniel, in the August primary. 

Bob Bakken

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