Green adds $200K in new self-funding to build fat money lead over competing Democrats

Though without opposition in the 7th Congressional District Republican primary, state Sen. Mark Green loaned his campaign another $200,000 in the first quarter of 2018 – making a total of $500,000 in self-funding so far — and collected $267,949 in contributions, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Green reported spending about $280,000 in the first quarter and a cash-on-hand balance of $769,334 on March 31.

There is a Democratic primary in the reliably Republican district, where Rep. Marsha Blackburn is giving up the seat to run for the U.S. Senate. In the underdog party primary, Justin Kanew, a film writer and producer, has the financial lead over Matthew Reel, who is currently serving as a U.S. Army Green Beret and thus cannot actively campaign until his enlistment ends in June.

Kanew reported first quarter receipts of $54,012, spending of $31,528 and a cash-on-hand balance of $126,913. Reel reported receiving $64,944 in contributions in the quarter, spending of $21,360 and a balance of $78,004.

2 Responses to Green adds $200K in new self-funding to build fat money lead over competing Democrats

  • Tommy Ray McAnally mcanallytommy@yahoo.com says:

    Anybody but Green. GO Green Beret. Thank You for your Service. What military service dose Green have? Folks , people spending this kind of MONEY ON these office’s ain’t in touch with anybody but you know what type? It ain’t the the working people. Could it be lobbyist,special interest,Big money or Transit folks.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Mark Green graduated from the U. S. Military Academy, he was an Army special operations flight surgeon with the Special Ops Aviation Regiment during which time he was selected as the Army Aviation Association Flight Surgeon of the Year. Before that he began his military career as an infantry officer (1987-90) and then went on to be a supply officer and an airborne rifle company commander. Among his military awards include the Bronze Star, The Air Medal, and The Air Medal with “V” device for valor under enemy fire.

      Maybe a little more research, even at the cost of fewer Responses, would be good.

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