Today the Mike Hurst for Attorney General campaign announced it raised $202,342 in the August fundraising period, nearly doubling its fundraising effort from July and almost tripling the contributions from June. The campaign noted more than 90 percent of all contributions raised this year have come from more than 600 unique Mississippi donors. Fundraising for August has outpaced the past two Republican challengers against the incumbent Democrat.
The next campaign finance report is not due until October 9 and covers contributions and expenditures from July 1 through September 30, but the campaign released these figures today in an e-mail to supporters.
“Mike Hurst’s outstanding fundraising totals for August are unprecedented for a challenger to incumbent Democrat Jim Hood, and clearly demonstrate that the campaign is gaining momentum heading toward Labor Day,” said D.J. Eckert, campaign manager. “Mississippians are responding to Mike Hurst’s positive, conservative message and awakening to the reality that Jim Hood is more interested in being President Obama’s foot soldier in Mississippi than Mississippi’s attorney general. The strong financial support Mike Hurst is receiving across Mississippi will allow the campaign to highlight his intent to protect Mississippians against federal overreach, root out public corruption, and make Mississippi a safer and more prosperous place to live, work, and raise a family.”
As of the latest report for fundraising this year, incumbent Democrat Jim Hood had only raised 30 percent of his contributions from Mississippi, and only 32 Mississippi entities had contributed to his campaign. More than half of Hood’s campaign funds came from the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA), a national political organization tasked with electing Democrats as Attorney General across the country.
Hurst for AG Press Release