Presley outraises Gov. Reeves in Mississippi

But the GOP incumbent still holds a significant cash advantage for the final month of the election.
Democrat Brandon Presley, a candidate for governor in November, speaks to reporters following him speaking to the crowd at the Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia, Miss., Thursday, July 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’s (R) Democratic challenger outraised him by nearly $4 million in the third quarter, but the incumbent continues to hold cash and polling advantages with less than a month until Election Day.

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D) brought in $5.6 million over the three months ending Sept. 30, campaign finance reports filed Tuesday show. That includes nearly $3 million from the Democratic Governors Association, a major investment in a red state where the party hasn’t won a gubernatorial race in more than two decades.

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