FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Monday, July 28, 2014
Morgan Releases Campaign Finance Report:
"This has never been about cash, this has always been about a cause"
Scott Morgan, Republican challenger to incumbent Secretary of State Kris Kobach today released his first campaign finance report showing that he had raised $20,925 from more than 160 contributors in the 66 days since he began receiving contributions.
“This has never been about cash, this has always been about a cause.” Morgan said. “This was always going to be a David and Goliath campaign with Kobach having hundreds of thousands of dollars and my campaign having nothing more than a message of Kansas decency that resonates with hundreds of thousands of Kansans.”
Morgan has noted previously that his grassroots campaign was given a gift at the beginning worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in the form of Mr. Kobach’s deep pool of negative opinions about him held by many Kansans.
“It would have taken us thousands and thousands of dollars in media buys to try to create that which he created on his own by just being the way he is.” Morgan said. “Almost every time he says something he seems to annoy more Kansans. Our campaign could not have made up half the stuff he does on his own.”
Morgan pointed to endorsements he had already received from the Kansas Livestock Association as well as publications such as The Kansas City Star, the Wichita Eagle and the Hutchinson News as evidence of how much his campaign had already accomplished on such relatively small amount of time and money.
“This has always been about standing up for what is right and what is decent about Kansas.” Morgan said. “In many ways, we have already won just by helping to expose Mr. Kobach for just how bad he is at his job. I am giving Kansans a safe and sane alternative and no matter what the difference is in cash, the value of that remains huge.”