Update From The Lucien Smith Campaign
Lucien Smith recently sent out a campaign update noting his fundraising numbers, recent endorsements and background.
Here is part of what Smith said:
“We continue to have a dominant lead in fundraising, with over twice the cash on hand of our closest competitor. To date, the campaign has raised a record-breaking $489,558 and has $435,046.64 cash‐on-hand.
I was honored recently to receive the endorsement of Brad White, the immediate past Chairman of the Mississippi GOP. Click to view Endorsement Letter
Our financial advantage and Chairman White’s endorsement have allowed us to build a strong grassroots operation. I continue to visit with voters every day, explaining the serious fiscal challenges facing Mississippi, and why I think I am the right person to be Treasurer during these difficult times. The response I am receiving is extraordinary. Voters know we need a Treasurer who understands the state’s finances and is ready to fight to ensure we make decisions that serve the taxpayers, not the politicians.
As a former budget advisor to Governor Haley Barbour, a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager, and a lifelong Republican, I believe I am uniquely qualified to serve as your next State Treasurer. As a budget advisor, I fought against overspending, dishonest budgeting, and borrowing money to fund programs we cannot afford and often do not need.”
Smith also noted that he has fundraisers lined up for June 23 in Hattiesburg, June 28 in Gulfport and June 30 in Tupelo.