NASHVILLE — With his only potential opponents for now an outraged
raccoon-loving Republican and a 1960s-era Democratic warhorse, Gov. Bill
Haslam's campaign on Friday reported raising more than $5.2 million for
his re-election effort.
Some $2.93 million of the total was raised between July 1 and Jan.
15, according to his filing with the Tennessee Registry of Election
Finance. Haslam, who is seeking a second term, has more than $4.5
million still in the bank and is in a fine position to rake in more.
"Crissy and I are humbled by the support and encouragement we've
received from so many Tennesseans, and honored by the trust the people
of Tennessee have placed in us to continue doing that work," Haslam said
in a campaign news release.