NASHVILLE -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter announced on Monday that he raised more than $315,000 in the three-month period ending June 30 and has more than $1.5 million in cash on hand.
The Jackson, Tenn., businessman's campaign has received more than $2.4 million over the course of the campaign. That appears to include a previously reported $1 million self-endorsed loan to his campaign made March 31.
In a statement, McWherter campaign manager Kim Sasser Hayden said, "Working families across the state of Tennessee are contributing their hard-earned dollars to the McWherter campaign, which says a lot about their commitment during these tough economic times."
She said Republican primary candidates "have spent millions trying to buy an identity. Mike has spent his time listening and working shoulder to shoulder with real working families in all 95 counties. We look forward to taking our message into the general election."
The filing deadline for second quarter campaign reports was midnight.