Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tate Reeves raises over $2 million.

The Tate Reeves campaign just issued the following press release. Mr. Reeves reported reported a monster haul of over $2 million. Very impressive and it will remain to be seen how much money Mr. Hewes raised. The press release states:

Mississippi Treasurer Tate Reeves, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, released his fund-raising figures for the first reporting period of the year today. The period covers January 1st through April 30th 2011. Campaign finance reports are due to the Secretary of State’s office by close of business today from all statewide campaigns.

In the four-month period, Reeves raised $724,126.42 and reported cash on hand of $2,100,473.21. 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

“I’m proud to say that we’ve now received contributions from all 82 counties in Mississippi, and 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 this state who are enthusiastically giving of their time, talets, prayers and hard earned money to help us win this election,” said Reeves.

The Reeves campaign’s cash on hand total represents more than the two candidates for Lt. Governor four years ago had on hand combined.

“I’ve been honored to serve Mississippians the last seven years as their state treasurer and as a watchdog for taxpayers. I hope to continue that role as Lt. Governor in order to lower our state’s debt burden, protect our credit rating, prioritize spending on education and public safety, and ensure that state government can become more efficient and transparent in spending our citizens’ hard earned tax dollars,” said Reeves.

Tate Reeves ended the day yesterday at his annual fundraiser at Bravo! Restaurant in Jackson, which raised more than $80,000, then started his day today at an event in Hernando at 6:45 a.m. He will speak to the Republican Women’s group in Columbus at Noon today before attending the funeral of Senator Jack Gordon in Okolona.


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Anonymous said...

Your intro and the presser say different things. You say $700K COH and $2M raised Jan-May. The presser says $2M COH and $700K raised Jan-May.

Anonymous said...

He'll need that kind of cash to gloss over the thin list of accomplishments as Treasurer.

Anonymous said...

In that context, then, what are the accomplishments of Billy Hewes in his two decades in the Legislature? How about a list?

Anonymous said...

No matter the comments left by the coasties from Hewes Central at Stewart, Snead, Hewes Insurance in downtown GP.....Billy does not have a chance. Not matter how many appearances he makes with Phil, its not going to cut it. Hewes has not "caught" Tate, nor will he. Billy Boy better post 850 to have a chance of making this a competitive race.

Anonymous said...

Considering how inexperienced Obama was and how wildly successful he has proven to be as a neophyte in office I'm sure a Lt. Gov with zero legislative experience will do just fine.

Anonymous said...

If the Redistricting goes awry, then the Lt. Governor's role is even more important, to offset the House. So ? is, who has that experience?

Anonymous said...

What has Obama done that is wildly successful? The economy is is the tank, unemployment is at 9%, the national deficit, no budget, etc. The only thing that he could claim credit/blame for is ObamaCare, and the majority of the people in this country don't want it. Oh yeah, he did produce a long form birth certificate after two years. Probably took him that long to make a decision on it, as he has a rough time making decisions as well.

Anonymous said...

2:19 The words "sarcasm" and "irony" aren't in your vocabulary, are they?

Anonymous said...

As a Rankin County resident and voter Tate just does not get it. Arrogant ignorance is what we see.

Anonymous said...


So lets hand it to a person who was in the legislature that sent redistricting awry?

Amazing that some "stallwart" GOP/Conservatives do not question Phil and Billy Hewes leadership for this redistricting debacle....

Anonymous said...

And 4:11, I assume your use and distaste of "arrogant ignorance" implies that you will not be supporting Phil Bryant.

Anonymous said...

Say what you will about Tate , but the finance report speaks for itself. It also shows that hard work and widespread support pays off.

TrueBlue said...

Someone needs to look into Hewes inconsistent voting record over the past 20 years in the legislature...not sure we can stand that that kind of 'experienced leadership' in the future. Reeves is a true conservative with a consistent record and message. The choice for conservative voters is clear.

Rankinlawyer said...

Tate lacks the people skills and the experience to be effective in the very challenging job of LG. The GOP will be squandering a great opportunity if they elect him. It would be like starting Snead at QB when you could have started Favre instead.

Anonymous said...

The money says it all. If Billy's experience is what people want, then he should have 3 million on hand. Obviously that's not what people are looking for. I knew it was rankinlawyer who loaned Billy one of those 75k loans to allow Billy to at least save face.

Anonymous said...

Hewes and Tate are both nice guys and generally have the people skills to do the job. However, those skills are really not needed to run the legislature. A Lt Gov can hire any of many former legislators to do that work. They know the legislative process and know how to handle their former colleagues.

Anonymous said...

That approach would work well for Tater considering his non-existent legislative experience. Because, let's face it, Liz Welch runs the Treasury Office. Reeves just pretends to accomplish stuff.

Anonymous said...

Enough with the "non-legislative experience." We are talking about the Miss Legislature, not running Fedex.

Anonymous said...

It is completely understandable that Tater doesn't want to discuss the fact that he hasn't spent even a day as a member of the House or Senate and has no experience at all with regards to getting the people's business accomplished in either chamber.

The one silver lining is if elected Tater could join Steve Holland's weight loss group and get himself back on the path to good health.

Anonymous said...

All this money, to further personal egos and agendas, and poor people are losing their homes along the River. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Where the hell are society's priorities?

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