The Public Service Commissioner and former interim Lt. Governor is still considered a long shot for election as Louisiana’s next governor, as polls have shown him behind David Vitter, Jay Dardenne and John Bel Edwards, but he’s got an impressive bankroll to start 2015 with and a veteran core of his campaign team in tow.
From a press release yesterday evening…
Today, Scott Angelle announced that his campaign will report having raised $1,509,354.00 and having $1,431,310.95 cash on hand at the end of 2014.
“Since announcing on Oct. 2, in a 91 day period including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, as well as a federal and local election cycle, we have worked tirelessly and exceeded all of our goals and the political insiders and pundits’ expectations by raising $1.5 million,” Scott Angelle said. “I am humbled, overwhelmed and energized by the outpouring of support that our campaign for Governor of Louisiana has received in just the past few months from every part of the state. Now, we begin the next phase of our campaign where we will demonstrate that we have the character and the capacity to bring Louisiana together to meet the challenges faced by our state.”
Today, Angelle also announced that Roy Fletcher will be his campaign’s media consultant, Ryan Cross will serve as campaign manager and McLaughlin & Associates will be the campaign’s polling firm.
“We are building an energetic team that is dedicated to the future of Louisiana,” Angelle said. “As I’ve been throughout my life, I will be a work-horse, not a show-horse, and I sincerely believe that this is exactly what the citizens of our state want in their next Governor. I have a history of putting Louisiana first and I will be a Governor who works hard every day, building our state brick by brick and tackling problem by problem.”