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Espy benefits from Democrat fundraising via ActBlue following Justice Ginsburg’s death

By: Frank Corder - September 22, 2020

The Mike Espy for Senate campaign announced Tuesday that they have already raised $1 million “as a result of galvanized support following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”

The campaign says in a statement, “Since Friday, September 18, Mike Espy has raised five times more than Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith did during the entire second quarter. Last quarter, Espy for Senate outraised Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith three-to-one.”

The Espy campaign says the donations come from over 23,000 first-time donors to the campaign with an average donation of $23.

In truth, Democrats across the country are fundraising following the death of Justice Ginsburg. Newsweek is reporting that Democratic fundraising site ActBlue, the fundraising tool Espy’s campaign benefits from for his election in Mississippi, received $100 million in small-dollar donations since Ginsburg’s death.

As the Newsweek states, “ActBlue, technically classified as a nonprofit political action committee, behaves like a digital hub for donations that support Democratic candidates, committees and other organizations.”

“It’s more clear than ever that people are tired of Senator Hyde-Smith’s record of hurting this state and holding it back,” said Espy for Senate campaign manager Joe O’Hern. “Mississippians are looking for an independent leader who is standing up for them — not a Senator who has hidden from them during a pandemic and the crushing economic crisis.”

Espy’s campaign is also touting a poll conducted in late August by the Tyson Group, an organization out of Ohio doing work for the Consumer Energy Alliance, showing the Democrat candidate down one point from incumbent Republican Sen. Hyde-Smith, claiming that Espy has closed the 26-point gap from a similar Tyson Group poll conducted in March 2020.


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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father.