Candidates running for governor in Tennessee are shelling out dollars to make it the most expensive race so far in state history.
In looking at the spending from the top six candidates, a total of $37 million dollars has already been spent. The numbers are from campaign finance disclosures. The same six have raised a cumulative total of more that $50 million. The fundraising total includes personal contributions and loans the candidates made to their campaigns since the beginning of the race.
Here is a look at each individuals fundraising between April 1 and June 30:
Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean raised about $813,000.
Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd raised $662,000.
U.S. Rep. Diane Black raised $620,000.
Williamson County businessman Bill Lee received $438,000 in contributions.
House Speaker Beth Harwell raised $213,000.
House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, received $75,000 in contributions.
The following is a summary of what each candidate has available to spend heading into the final stretch of the race:
Boyd – $3.2 million
Lee – $3.6 million
Black – $2.6 million
Harwell – $2.8 million
Dean – $1.4 million
Fitzhugh – $467,000
The candidates already spent a combined total of over $20 million on the race for governor of Tennessee:
Boyd – $8.5 million
Black – $6.3 million
Lee – $3.1 million
Harwell – $2.3 million
Dean – $1.9 million
Fitzhugh – $451,000
Overall, the candidates have either loaned or contributed more than $35 million to their campaigns.
The candidates have one more campaign finance report to file before the August 2 primary.