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Gubernatorial candidates Republican Beth Harwell, Democrat Craig Fitzhugh, Democrat Karl Dean, Republican Bill Lee and Republican Randy Boyd answer questions from moderators David Plazas and Rory Johnston during the Gubernatorial Forum on Education at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (George Walker IV / The Tennessean via AP, Pool)
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Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., speaks at the Susan B. Anthony List and Life Institute Luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee candidates for governor are raising millions of dollars in contributions, but the big money is coming from the contenders themselves.

A state campaign finance disclosure report filed this week shows that Republicans Diane Black and Bill Lee had the most in contributions this quarter — each around $3.3 million.

Black, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, gave $3 million of her own money to her campaign, the report says. Lee, a Williamson County businessman, loaned his campaign $3 million, according to the filing. The campaign finance disclosure covers money the campaigns raised in the first quarter of this year.

Republican Randy Boyd, a Knoxville businessman who served in the cabinet under Gov. Bill Haslam, raised a little more than $2.6 million, but $2 million was money he gave to himself.

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, a Democrat, raised a little more than $549,000.

House Speaker Beth Harwell, a Republican, received no money, and neither did state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh, a Democrat who is House Minority Leader. Both state lawmakers are barred from raising money while the Legislature is in session.

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