NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Democratic Party was outspent by Republicans by nearly 3-to-1 in the days leading up to Tuesday’s election, the party’s pre-general election disclosure shows.
Democrats’ disclosure also show that, with just $80,598 in cash on hand, the party was scraping the bottom of the financial barrel at the end of the 23-day reporting period that ended Oct. 23.
The Democratic Party’s disclosure show it raised $533,200 and spent $548,911 from Oct. 1-Oct. 23.
In contrast, the state GOP’s Tennessee Legislative Campaign Committee reported raising $1.39 million and spending $1.65 million during the same period. Republicans reported a cash balance of $448,273 as of Oct. 23, nearly five times as much as Democrats.
Democrats’ major contributors included the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, a national group that gave $150,000, as well as $154,700 from the Senate Democratic Caucus.
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Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...