Karl Dean for Governor Shows Fundraising Totals Competitive with Republican Opponents

Karl Dean for Governor Shows Fundraising Totals Competitive with Republican Opponents

Campaign Brought in $1.45 Million From July to Mid-January

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 31, 2018) — Building on the momentum from the first financial reporting period, Karl Dean for Governor announced that the campaign brought in $1.45 million from July to mid-January.

The latest fundraising numbers show the Dean campaign topped its contribution total from the first reporting period and doubled its number of contributions to close to 6,000. The $1.45 million total includes a $200,000 donation from Dean and his wife Anne Davis.

The vast majority of online contributions — 80 percent — were under $100 with 48 percent coming from outside of Nashville, proving that there is strong grassroots support growing across Tennessee. Combined with the campaign’s rapidly growing donor base, this shows Dean’s message of common sense leadership is resonating with voters and generating energy throughout the state.

“Something we hear all the time on the campaign trail is ‘Karl would make a great governor, but as a Democrat, can he be competitive when up against a Republican in the general election?’ Our latest fundraising totals show the definitive answer to that question is absolutely yes,” Courtney Wheeler, Campaign Manager, said. “People want a get-it-done governor — not an ideologue — who will focus on the issues that really matter to families: good public schools, jobs, and access to affordable healthcare. And that’s what Karl Dean is about.”

The campaign reports over $1.8 million cash on hand following a period that saw the opening of a Memphis office, adding of senior campaign staff, and statewide launch of the “Talking Jobs and Family” tour.

“We’re excited to see the momentum for Karl’s candidacy continue to build,” Wheeler said.

About Karl Dean
Karl Dean is a democratic candidate running for governor in 2018. Dean served two terms as the sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. His administration focused on education, public safety and jobs. As mayor, he led the city of Nashville to unprecedented economic prosperity that it’s experiencing today. He kept taxes low while making significant investments in public infrastructure, paving the way for new economic development in all parts of Davidson County. Dean first held public office when he was elected as Nashville’s public defender in 1990, a role he served in for nearly a decade before becoming the city’s law director. After leaving the Mayor’s Office in September 2015, Dean began teaching at Belmont University as a distinguished visiting professor of history and political science. Dean is married to Anne Davis, a Nashville native and attorney. They have three grown children and one granddaughter. More information about Karl Dean for Governor can be found online at www.karldean.com or by following Karl Dean on Twitter and Facebook.
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