Briley raises more money in Nashville mayor’s race than all other candidates combined

Nashville Mayor David Briley, who holds the position on an interim basis, has raised more money than all other candidates in Thursday’s mayor election combined, reports The Tennessean.

His total: $720,200, including $317,315 raised over the past six weeks. No. 2 in fundraising was Carol Swain, a former Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain and a conservative commentator, at $115,560.

Financial disclosures in Nashville’s special mayoral election detailing campaign activity between April 1 and May 14 were due on Thursday, one week ahead of the May 24 election to finish the final year of former Mayor Megan Barry’s term.

….“The former vice mayor got a headstart in fundraising when he announced his candidacy shortly after he took office March 6. Most of the field entered weeks later.

As a result, he was the only candidate who filed a first-quarter financial disclosure detailing fundraising and spending through March 31, at the time reporting raising $402,885 over the first three weeks of the campaign.

Other candidates who reported raising money:

Councilwoman Erica Gilmore; $40,870

State Rep. Harold Love; $20,535

jeff obafemi carr; $17,265

Ralph Bristol; $12,271

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