Thompson Raising Money Like He Needs It

On April 13, Bennie Thompson will have his fourth fundraiser of 2011. This time it will be his annual ‘Mississippi Pond-Raised Catfish Fry.’ Thompson, who is currently averaging one fundraiser a month, is the only member of the Congressional delegation to have had any fundraisers this year.

And while the five Republicans in the Congressional delegation are pretty much safe, so is Thompson- even more than any Republican in my opinion because of just how firm the black vote is for Democrats. Further, Thompson isn’t exactly broke right now. He ended 2010 with more than $1.6 million in the bank- and this is after spending $1.3 million in the last election cycle. A race where he would win with 61 percent of the vote in what was otherwise a horrible year for Mississippi Democrats.

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