The Billy Long for Congress campaign committee reported receiving $101,700 in contributions for the second quarter of 2009. This brings the committee’s cash on hand to an impressive $326,493.44, which is more than any candidate.
“I am humbled by the outpouring of support from my friends and supporters who are excited to be a part of our effort to "Send A Citizen To Washington" and rebuild the Republican Party with common sense leadership," stated businessman Billy Long.
“For too long we have allowed career politicians who jump from one office to the next to lead our country down the wrong path. In supporting Billy, we are choosing to reject conventional politics and to elect a conservative businessman with the conviction to do what is right.” Added supporter and local businessman Gordon Kinne.
Billy Long is a conservative candidate for the Republican nomination to Congress in the Seventh District of Missouri.
Long's opponents include Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, and Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon.