Democrat Dean reports raising $550K in first quarter

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean speaks to a business group in Nashville on March 20, 2018. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

 

A release from former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean’s Democratic gubernatorial campaign:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 10, 2018) — The Karl Dean for Governor campaign continues to gain momentum with the total raised from contributors now topping $3 million. During the most recent fundraising period, which ended March 31, the campaign raised $549,168. The campaign currently has $2.02 million cash on hand available to spend.

Dean’s fundraising numbers continue to be a sign of the campaign’s growing grassroots support across the state with roughly 6,000 individual contributors from 86 of Tennessee’s 95 counties. The campaign gained more than 1,000 new contributors during the recent fundraising period alone. Dean continues to lead all of his opponents on the number of contributors to his campaign.

“We are honored to have the support, confidence and investment of so many people across Tennessee,” Courtney Wheeler, Campaign Manager, said. “Those resources will support a strong grassroots coalition in all 95 counties and it will allow us to broadly share how Karl Dean will focus on common-sense solutions that will move our state forward.”

During the first quarter of the year, the campaign added a field director and regional field staff who will activate Dean’s already broad base of supporters to grow the campaign’s grassroots operation. A series of statewide volunteer trainings kick off this week.

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2 Responses to Democrat Dean reports raising $550K in first quarter

  • Tommy Ray McAnally says:

    PEOPLE, Don’t Absorb ANYTHING A DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN TALKS ABOUT IN THE CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR. THEIR TALK IS NOTHING MORE THAN SMOKE AND SCREENS. Folks WAKE UP WE THE WORKING CLASS HAVE THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO GET RID OF BIG MONEY,LOBBYIST AND SPECIAL INTEREST AND A BIG OPPORTUNITY TO DRAIN THE HILL. AND Don’t TRUST COKER LOOKS AND TALKS LIKE A PERSON THAT WIILL HUNT WITH ANYBODY. YOU CAN’T SAY YOU WERE NOT WARNED. SURELY THE FOLKS IN DAVIDSON COUNTY AREN’T GOING TO VOTE FOR A TAX INCREASE ON THEMSELVES BY VOTING YES ON THIS DUMB TRANSIT SYSTEM.

  • Tommy Ray McAnally says:

    First, how many mouths,how many school lunches,how much school materials,homeless food,clothes etc.WOULD $550,000 dollars buy that is needed in the worst way. People can you not see what this Governors race is all about. It damn sure ain’t about the working class and below. Don’t LET BIG MONEY BUY THE GOVERNORS RACE. DON’T LET THIS CLASS OF WORKING AND THE POOR GET SHAFTED AND NOT THE GOLD MINE.People IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE GO AND GET REGISTERED WE CAN STOP THIS GRAVY TRAIN. BY the way Deans wife MADE $11,000,000 dollars in 4 years so what does tell you.

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