James Lee Wit  raised $243,946 in his campaign for Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District through the end of the Dec. 31 reporting period, his campaign announced today. 

Witt, the former director of FEMA under President Clinton, began his campaign on Nov. 5. He’s seeking the seat being vacated by Rep. Tom Cotton. State Rep. Bruce Westerman and newcomer Tommy Moll are duking it out on the Republican side. 

Witt’s press release after the jump. 

James Lee Witt Raises Nearly a Quarter-Million Dollars in First Weeks of Campaign
Arkansans of all parties support the independent, get-things-done leader

DARDANELLE, Ark. – James Lee Witt, former Yell County Judge and Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under President Clinton, announced today that his campaign for Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars in the first weeks of his campaign – a strong foundation of support for the campaign to build upon in the months ahead.
“Hundreds of friends, old and new, have offered their advice, prayers and support, and I am grateful for their encouragement,” Witt said. “I know what working families are going through every day, how tough it can be to make ends meet. I’ve lived that life. I want to work with anyone who’s willing to work together to help make a real difference for Arkansas.”
Witt launched his campaign for Congress on Nov. 5. He raised $243,946.17 by the Dec. 31 end of reporting period, despite bad weather and holidays that traditionally reduce fundraising possibilities over the period.
“James Lee is off to a great start and is well positioned heading into the election year,” said Bob Nash, James Lee Witt for Congress Campaign Treasurer. “Arkansans see what’s not working in Washington these days, and they know James Lee as an independent leader who understands our values and will get things done that need getting done.”