Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Campaign Finance Reports Filed By Candidates

New campaign finance reports show that incumbent Henry Fincher has more money on hand in his bid for re-election to the State House of Representatives than his opponent Ryan Williams.  According to 3rd Quarter reports, which were due yesterday, Fincher has more than $62,000 available to finish out the race. He has received contributions from several fellow attorneys and from a number of political action committees, including those associated with realtors, bankers and the Tennessee Education Association. Williams, meanwhile, reports a balance of just under $38,000.  He has received contributions from such local residents as Cookeville city council member Connie Albrecht. Republican Congressional candidate Diane Black of Gallatin has also given to his campaign. The political action committees supporting Williams include those for National Health Corp and one called the NRW PAC, which apparently stands for Nashville Republican Women.  Meanwhile, far fewer dollars are being spent on the race for State Senate. Republican Gary Steakley reports third quarter contributions of just under $3,000, most of which he has spent. Incumbent Charlotte Burks reports having spent about half of the nearly $60,000 she had available. Independent candidate Joe Wilmoth did not file a report by the deadline, although he had reported having just over $3,000 on hand in a previous report.