Democratic candidate for Mississippi governor Brandon Presley is reporting a growing financial war chest for his campaign.
Wednesday, the Presley campaign reported $1.35 million raised in the first fundraising period of 2023, which the campaign said is 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 the state government and return power to the people’s hands,” said Ron Owens, Brandon Presley for Mississippi Campaign Manager in a news release. “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.