Date: July 15, 2010

After receiving support from three key organizations representing North Mississippi values – the NRA, the National Right to Life Committee, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Travis Childers yesterday released highly impressive second-quarter fundraising numbers for his reelection campaign as Congressman of Mississippi’s First District, dealing the fourth devastating blow to his opponent in the past few weeks.

With more than $900,000 cash on hand, Travis has built a war chest that stands at four times that of State Senator Alan Nunnelee. Travis also outraised his challenger by $50,000 following the June 1st Republican primary election, raking in $230,000 to Nunnelee’s $180,000. While Nunnelee spent much of his available resources during his primary campaign in June, Travis has continued to stockpile cash leading up to the November general election.

In case you missed it, here’s what local and national news publications are saying:

“Childers ended June with a nearly four-to-one cash on hand advantage over his challenger. The Congressman had $903,000 in the bank at the end of June to about $230,000 for Nunnelee.”

— “Mississippi Money: Nunnelee Wins The Quarter, Childers Tops In Cash”, CQ Politics, 7/15/10

“Travis Childers…has raised over $903,000 cash on hand — a sum that will provide him with a solid financial cushion in his battle against GOP state Sen. Alan Nunnelee.”

— “Childers reports $277K in 2nd quarter”, Politico, July 14, 2010

“Nunnelee has a lot of financial ground to cover if he wants to catch up with Childers”
— “Nunnelee fundraising picks up, still trails Childers”, NEMS Daily Journal, July 15, 2010