Craig Fitzhugh raises $304,000 for Tennessee governor's race

State Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, D-Ripley, speaks on the opening day of the legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE - State House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh says he's satisfied with his gubernatorial campaign's fundraising and believes he will have enough to compete for the Democratic nomination after reporting he raised $304,000 while making a personal $500,000 loan.

"It came from a lot of different sources, small donations," the West Tennessee banker said Wednesday after filing his disclosure Tuesday with state regulators. "So I was very, very happy with that."

"I think we can work our plan," he added.

The disclosure deadline was midnight Wednesday for state candidates to file with the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance.

The Democratic primary is Aug. 2.

His Democratic primary rival, former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Dean, has yet to file his disclosure for the last half of 2017. In July, Dean reported raising $1.2 million.

Fitzhugh's campaign reported $681,885 in cash on hand at the end of 2017.