Tegerdine: Election Isn’t Going To Come Down To Money
The Marion County Informer ran an article yesterday looking at the MS-04 primary following first quarter financial reports. They went over the fundraising info that we have detailed extensively here, while also talking with the Palazzo and Tegerdine campaign to get feedback as we are only about five weeks out from the election.
Here are some highlights:
- Palazzo campaign manager Wells Griffith said that even though Haley Barbour spoke at an event for Palazzo in New Orleans (during the Southern Republican Leadership Conference a couple weeks ago), the governor has not made an official endorsement. You may remember we reported a while back that Barbour was not going to get involved in the GOP primary in MS-01.
- This is what Griffith said about Palazzo’s $125,000 haul: “It shows Steven’s campaign for Congress has the support necessary to beat Gene Taylor.” He also noted (as we have) that Palazzo has already raised more than any other candidate who has run against Taylor.
- Tegerdine said this about the fundraising figures: “It’s not going to come down to money. It’s going to come down to who has the most people on the ground working.”
- Tegerdine said he has 700 volunteers working on his campaign (which depending on how active they are is extremely impressive). He also said he had more than 400 donors who gave under $250.
- Griffith said the campaign is excited to be in the NRCC Young Guns program.
- Tegerdine said he doesn’t want to be in the Young Guns program, saying the NRCC “wants to control your campaign,” and he doesn’t want to relinquish any control. Tegerdine said the program was all about money.