Blackburn leads Fincher in fundraising for Senate campaign

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn says she raised $2 million for her U.S. Senate campaign in the fourth quarter of 2017 while her fellow Republican rival, former U.S. Stephen Fincher, says he collected $1.45 million.

Both campaign announced their basic figures prior to filing reports with the Federal Election Commission. Further from the Times Free Press:

Blackburn’s campaign said the eight-term congresswoman’s total cash on hand for the Aug. 2 Republican primary was $4.6 million after she transferred funds from her Congressional account to a new Senate account.

Fincher served three terms in Congress and didn’t seek re-election in 2016. Like Blackburn, he pulled money from his House campaign account and moved it into his Senate effort. His campaign said he has $3.7 million.

… In a statement, Blackburn said she’s “honored to have such strong grassroots support from Tennessee families. Voters across Tennessee are joining our team because they understand I am a card-carrying Tennessee conservative who will help President Trump drain the swamp.”

… Fincher, meanwhile, vowed: “I promise, we are just getting rolling. We enter 2018 with momentum to win the nomination. We will not be outraised, and we will not be outworked.”

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