Tate Reeves Abandoned Mississippi In The Aftermath Of A Tornado To Pick Up A $500,000 Campaign Check
In Missisippians’ time of need after devastating tornadoes, Tate Reeves abandoned Mississippi for an out-of-state fundraiser.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 31, 2023
Nettleton – In the final seven days, the Presley for Governor campaign is unveiling a new press release series, “7 Days, 7 Ways Tate Has Failed Mississippi,” highlighting seven (only 7! sticking to 7 is tough!) ways Tate Reeves has failed the Magnolia State. The first serves as a reminder that in Missisippians’ time of need after devastating tornadoes, Tate Reeves abandoned Mississippi for an out-of-state fundraiser.
According to a shocking Associated Press report, “Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves traveled to Alabama for a Republican fundraising event as people in his state were still reeling from back-to-back tornadoes that killed one person, injured dozens and destroyed homes and businesses, and in the midst of lingering power outages from severe thunderstorms.”
Four days after Reeves abandoned Mississippi for an out-of-state RGA fundraiser, an RGA-affiliated PAC donated $500,000 to Tate Reeves’ campaign. When asked about the donation, “neither the office of the governor nor the Reeves campaign had responded to the Daily Journal's request for comment.”
One political observer noted that Reeves’ primary weakness is that “he’s not a people person .. . If you see him out in public, he doesn’t appear comfortable or smooth.” Simply put, he’s uncomfortable around Mississippians. But Reeves certainly feels comfortable in a room clinking crystal champagne glasses with his well-heeled campaign contributors and lobbyist buddies.
“Tate Reeves was given a choice between helping Mississippians in their time of need or picking up a campaign check out-of-state - and Tate chose to abandon Mississippians,” said Michael Beyer, Communications Director for Brandon Presley. “If it meant collecting more campaign cash, Tate Reeves would jet off to Antarctica.”