Billy Long for Congress announced today that it had raised $88,906 in the First Quarter of 2010 which ended March 31st. The campaign’s total cash on hand grew to $506,851. After the last campaign reporting period, Long reported more cash on hand than all of the other candidates combined.
“It’s becoming clear that Southwest Missouri does not want to send another career politician to Washington,” said Billy Long. “I may not be the prettiest horse in the race, but I will bring common sense to Washington.”
In addition to the robust fundraising report, former Congressman Mel Hancock, a prominent Missouri statesman and author of the Hancock Amendment, announced his support for Billy in March. Mr. Hancock and Billy share the goal of restraining both spending and taxation of the federal government.
“We have got to get spending under control in Washington,” said Long. “Politicians keep telling us they are going to stop the spending, yet every year they spend more and more. I’m not going to just talk about it; I’m going to do it.”
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Billy Long has more than half a million in the bank
Seventh District Congressional candidate Billy Long has more than half a million in the bank, according to a campaign news release: