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GOP candidates for Tennessee State Senate post million-dollar lead in war chests

 

Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus

Election 2012Nashville, TN – Republican candidates for state Senate have a massive financial lead going in to the final days of their campaigns according to reports posted on the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance’s website.

The reports, released late Wednesday, show Republican candidates with an over 2-to-1 cash on hand lead going into the final days of the campaign season.

“The financial lead our candidates have achieved shows that the Republican message of smaller government, lower taxes, and more jobs is drawing support from across the political spectrum,” Senate Republican Caucus Executive Director Jordan Young said today.

Republicans in contested races have outraised Democrats $1,887,266.99 to $861,176.67 since January 1st, showing massive financial strength and organization.

More telling is the Republican candidates cash on hand lead of $1,261,981.02 compared to Democrats’ $579,765.35, showing Republicans are well-positioned going into the final month of the campaign.

Tennessee State Senate Candidate Financial Summary

#

Name

Raise

Spend

COH

6

Massey

R

$21,897

$11,469

$176,773

Gill

D

*

*

$2,274**

10

Gardenhire

R

$78,520

$79,171

$51,479

McGary

D

*

*

$4,071**

16

Bowling

R

$80,401

$13,719

$76,530

Lewis

D

$16,487

$16,531

$5,056

18

Haile

R

$55,932

$43,470

$46,604

Brewer

D

$3,265

$4,629

$4,628

20

Dickerson

R

$237,200

$54,941

$246,663

North

D

$110,202

$28,028

$264,767

22

Green

R

$172,785

$85,486

$313,380

Barnes

D

$97,265

$58,821

$140,372

24

Stevens

R

$147,232

$62,932

$100,723

Thompson

D

$77,219

$111,372

$75,266

26

Gresham

R

$44,347

$32,176

$140,763

Rice

D

$17,639

$12,404

$19,953

28

Hensley

R

$86,816

$87,793

$109,066

Cobb

D

$52,448

$35,734

$63,373

TOT

Republicans

$925,130

$471,156

$1,261,981

Democrats

$374,525

$264,198

$579,765

*Did not file disclosure by deadline; **COH carry forward from previous disclosure due to failure to file

“Our Republican candidates are in excellent shape going into the final month of the campaign, which shows the strength of our message, organization, and candidates,” Young said. “The strong cash position our candidates have clearly shows that Tennessee is ready to elect candidates that know how to grow Tennessee’s economy, create more jobs and work with the Republican majority and Governor Bill Haslam to move Tennessee forward.”

“These numbers make it clear that Tennesseans have had enough of President Obama and his liberal Democrat friends running for state Senate here in Tennessee,” Young concluded.


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