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.