The Latest: Beavers raises $37K in Tennessee governor bid
Jul. 17, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on campaign finance in the 2018 Tennessee governor's race (all times local):
Republican state Sen. Mae Beavers has raised short of $37,000 in her bid for Tennessee governor.
The Mt. Juliet lawmaker filed her campaign finance report Monday. It also includes $20,000 transferred from her Senate campaign account. Beavers has about $55,400 cash on hand through June. She joined the race last month.
The senator known for pushing socially conservative policies came well short of other candidates' fundraising totals.
The top haul came from Republican Randy Boyd. He says he has raised $2.3 million, added $2 million of his own money in his bid for governor and has $3.5 million cash left.
Republican Randy Boyd says he has raised $2.3 million and added $2 million of his own money in his bid for governor.
His campaign's announcement Monday represents the biggest haul so far in the open 2018 race. The former state economic development chief entered the contest in early March.
Boyd ended June with $3.5 million cash left.
Williamson County Republican businessman Bill Lee's campaign says he raised about $1.4 million for the race and matched that amount with personal money. He finished June with $2.5 million remaining. Lee started running in late April.
State Sen. Mae Beavers, another Republican hopeful, hasn't announced fundraising totals yet. Republican state House Speaker Beth Harwell joined the race this weekend.
On the Democratic side, former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says he raised $1.2 million.