Libla Raises $185k For Senate Race

Oct 10, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Doug Libla, Republican candidate for State Senate in the 25th District, announced today that his campaign raised $180,020 during the 3rd quarter reporting period that ended September 30th, and has $172,787.50 in cash on hand. Those figures exceeded the campaign’s goals and far outpaced typical early fundraising for first-time Senate candidates.

“Our campaign is very appreciative and humbled by the outpouring of support we’ve received in the few days of entering this race,” Libla stated.
The 3rd quarter total is especially remarkable considering that Libla joined the race and established his committee on August 25th, giving him barely over one full month—37 days—to raise funds during the 92 day quarter.

“Our aggressive fundraising total sends a strong message,” Libla said. “Despite the fact that I’m not an experienced politician, our conservative campaign for less government, low taxes, good paying jobs, and protecting freedoms, is resonating with the people of the 25th District.”

Libla points to the fact that his campaign received contributions from supporters throughout the district, from many backgrounds and professions, and from supporters of both political parties as a sign of early strength. Contributors know that Libla’s successful background in business makes him all too aware of damage President Obama’s policies—including those carried out by state government—are having on job creators.

“People are worried about the current direction of our nation and state, and more and more voters—from farmers to small businessmen, teachers, and health professionals—are looking for outsider campaigns like ours to change the status quo,” Libla added.

Campaign treasurer Herman Styles, Jr. predicted continued strong fundraising by the campaign in the coming weeks, as well as the formation of Libla’s grassroots and policy advisory teams. “This is only the beginning,” Styles said.

Doug Libla, a native of Wayne County and long time resident of Poplar Bluff, is a successful small businessman and current partner in Mid Continent Nail Corporation, as well as other businesses. He and his wife, Elaine, are active in a number of community and charitable organizations.

Missouri’s 25th Senatorial District is comprised of Butler, Dunklin, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Ripley, Stoddard, and Wayne Counties. The current Senator, President Pro Tem Rob Mayer (R-Dexter), is term-limited and cannot seek another term.