HEWES RAISES $641,651 IN 2009

Billy Hewes for Lt. Governor campaign releases finance report today

As campaign finance reports reflecting activity from January 1 through December 31, 2009 are being made available today by the Mississippi Secretary of States Office, the Billy Hewes for Lt. Governor campaign announced the following campaign finance activity:

Cash-on-hand: $670,229.59

Amount raised from January 1 through December 31, 2009: $641,651.79

President Pro-Tempore Billy Hewes stated, The broad base of folks from across Mississippi stepping forward to support my candidacy for Lt. Governor is proof that Mississippians want to keep experienced conservative leadership in place at their Capitol. The number of contributions we received in just a few months of actual fundraising is very encouraging and gives our team great momentum going into 2010.

Mark Garriga, attorney, longtime Republican Party supporter and former Chief of Staff to Governor Kirk Fordice stated, The fact that Billy Hewes has been able to raise more than a half-million dollars this early speaks volumes – not only about his campaign, but also the depth of his support. Hewes is clearly the candidate to watch in this race.

Billy Hewes Campaign Release