Gov. John Bel Edwards revealed Tuesday that he has more than $8.3 million on deck from a strong year of fundraising in 2018.
We’re told that when final campaign finance reports are filed, the campaign expects to report that Gov. Edwards raised $3.77 million in 2018, ending the year with $8.38 million in the bank.
According to campaign organizers, most of Edwards’ support is received from Louisiana donors.
The campaign expects its final report to show that 87.3 percent of the money raised in 2018 and 92.6 percent of the campaign’s donors in 2018 were from Louisiana.
We’re told 59 percent of these people contributed less than $250.
“It is one of the greatest honors of my life to serve as Governor of Louisiana, and I am humbled by the support my family and I have received from the people of our great state,” said Governor Edwards.
“We have come so far over the last three years, and our state is headed in the right direction. With your support and your prayers, I know we can continue this great work.”