Downer raises nearly $275,000 in 5 weeks despite moratorium

July 6, 2010

Total equals nearly $7,000 per day

SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA – In his first five weeks as a candidate, Hunt Downer raised an impressive $274,500, topping the goal for that period of time of $200,000 for the leading Republican candidate. This fast pace of fundraising is a nod to Downer’s lifetime of service, conservative record, and the view that he is the right person to lead the fight in Congress to protect our Country, our Children, and our Coast.

“The outpouring of support I have received shows that this region will not give up – we will fight to protect our way of life, our coast, and the future of our children,” Downer said. “Our daily contributions of nearly $7,000 per day including weekends are tremendous when you consider the attack currently being waged against our economy and our future by the President’s moratorium and the failed liberal policies of the President, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.”

Between his fundraising launch on May 20 and the end of the reporting period on June 30, Downer received more than 260 individual contributions. Downer raised an average of nearly $7,000 per day – and nearly $50,000 per week.

Downer, a native Louisianan and graduate of Nicholls State University, will bring the fight to Washington to protect our country, children, and coast. As a retired Major General, Downer has served in countless capacities, including as a leader in the emergency response and recovery efforts during and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and also as Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the State of Louisiana. In addition, as the former Speaker of the House in Louisiana, Downer fought government expansion and created and implemented many budget saving measures, such as the Rainy Day Trust Fund, that was recently used to help the State balance its budget.

“I’m a fiscally conservative patriot who will carry the fight of the people to Washington! I will fight to bring our country back to its founding principles of limited government, a strong national defense, and pro-business policies,” said Downer.

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