This just in from Lt. Gov. candidate Tate Reeves' campaign:
Raises $888k Year to Date; $1.788 million + Cash on Hand
Mississippi Treasurer Tate Reeves, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, released his fundraising figures for the second reporting period of the year today. The period covers May 1st through May 31st, 2011. Campaign finance reports are due to the Secretary of State’s office by close of business today from all statewide campaigns.
In the one-month period of May 2011, Reeves raised $163,395 and reported cash on hand of $1,788,220.17. Those figures set a record for a campaign for Lt. Governor in Mississippi, both for the amount of funds raised in the period and cash on hand. In 2007 the two Republican candidates for Lt. Governor raised $118,215.71 combined and had a combined cash on hand total of $1,772,370.84.
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“Not only have we now received contributions from all 82 counties in Mississippi, but we continue to break fundraising records for a race for Lt. Governor in Mississippi. Our success is entirely due to the strong level of grassroots support we enjoy across the state. My wife Elee and I are grateful to the thousands of donors and volunteers from every corner of Mississippi who are enthusiastically giving of their time, talents, prayers and hard earned money to help us win this election,” said Reeves.