According to a campaign finance report (PDF) obtained by the Jackson Free Press, state Sen. John Horhn has $5,620 cash in hand leading up to Tuesday's Democratic primary. Among Horhn's largest campaign contributors are attorney John and Melody Maxey, of Jackson, and Jackson surgeon Dinesh Goel, both of whom donated $10,000. Horhn also received $1,000 each from businessman Leland Speed and fellow state Sen. Cecil Brown, as well as $2,000 from the Home Builders Association of Jackson and $2,500 from the Mississippi Association of Builders and Contractors.
Horhn's campaign manager Jeff Bridges told the Jackson Free Press that the report is inaccurate in one respect: the campaign has raised $265,070 this year, not the $300,070 listed on the cover page. Bridges explained that the larger figure reflects Horhn's fundraising over his entire campaign.
The Jackson Free Press will make campaign finance reports for all candidates available as they are acquired.
Horne has done an excellent job in raising money from a wide array of Jacksonians and others interested in Jackson. Also, note that he used a local media consultant and that his paid staff includes both young Obamaites and old time community organizers.He has run a good race, and on election night I hope his share of the vote is right up there with the other three, and at least two times greater than what Melton receives.We have been blessed with great candidates,who stepped up to the plate when their city needed them the most.