Brandon Presley For Mississippi Announces Over $355,000 Raised in May, Powered By Growth In First-Time Contributions
Presley For Mississippi Will Report Over $1.7M Cash On Hand Overall
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 9, 2023
Nettleton - Today, the Brandon Presley for Mississippi campaign is announcing over $355,000 raised during the month of May, powered by growth in first-time contributions.
Presley for Mississippi’s fundraising haul was fueled by small-dollar donations, with 88.5 percent of contributions less than $200 and over 2,250 total donors. 1,343 contributions were from new donors to Presley for Mississippi, showing the campaign is continuing to grow in grassroots support. The campaign closed out the fundraising period with over $1.7 million cash on hand.
“Unlike Tate Reeves, Brandon Presley has never faced questions for taking money from central figures in the largest public corruption scandal in state history, lied about breaking his promise to return these tainted donations, and then melted down when asked simple questions about his campaign,” said Ron Owens, Brandon Presley for Mississippi Campaign Manager. “Mississippians deserve a governor who will return power to the people’s hands and they know Tate Reeves won’t do it. This grassroots support is a clear sign that Mississippians are ready for a leader like Brandon who will work for all Mississippians, not just the campaign donors who can write him large checks.”
For historical comparison, Brandon Presley for Mississippi raised significantly more than the previous Democratic nominee Jim Hood, who reported $210,000 in contributions for the same period in election year 2019.
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 got the town moving again, then balanced the budget every year and cut taxes twice. 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.