Brandon Presley For Mississippi Announces Historic $1.35 Million Raised From January To April, More Than Any Other Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ever In This Period
Presley For Mississippi Will Report Over $1.6M Cash On Hand
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 3, 2023
Nettleton, MS – Today, the Brandon Presley for Mississippi campaign is announcing a historic $1.35 million raised during the first fundraising period of the year, more than any other Democratic gubernatorial candidate ever in this period.
Presley for Mississippi’s record-breaking haul was fueled by small-dollar donations, with 88 percent of contributions less than $200 and over 4,000 total donors. The campaign closed out the fundraising period with over $1.6 million cash on hand.
“Brandon Presley is receiving overwhelming support from Mississippians because they are ready for a governor who will clean up state government and return power to the people’s hands,” said Ron Owens, Brandon Presley for Mississippi Campaign Manager. “Brandon’s record-breaking fundraising and grassroots support are a clear sign Mississippians are ready for a change - and with Brandon as governor, Mississippi can and will lower costs for working families, end the corruption in state government, and expand Medicaid to provide 220,000 working Mississippians access to healthcare.”
Brandon Presley for Mississippi’s record-breaking haul is the most raised in the first fundraising period of the year for any Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Brandon raised nearly twice as much as Jim Hood in 2019, who raised $755,000 in this period. Brandon’s overwhelming support puts the campaign’s fundraising ahead of then-incumbent Governor Ronnie Musgrove, who reported raising $837,696 in the same fundraising period in 2003.
Brandon Presley is a fighter who keeps his promises, stands up for the little guy, and isn't afraid to ruffle more than a few feathers to deliver results for hardworking Mississippi families. Brandon served as Mayor of Nettleton from 2001 to 2007, where he balanced the budget every year, cut taxes twice, and got the town moving again. As Public Service Commissioner, Brandon opened up meetings that had been closed to the public for decades, brought high-speed internet to some of the most remote and forgotten parts of Mississippi, put people back to work with the Hire Mississippi program, and saved taxpayers over 6 billion dollars.