Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thousands Spent In Final Days Of Campaign

State Reprentative Henry Fincher of Cookeville has gotten another $10,000 in campaign contributions in the three weeks since the beginning of October. Meanwhile, his opponent, Ryan Williams has collected nearly $23,000 in contributions. Those numbers from the most recent campaign finance reports. Fincher's contributors include political action committees or PACs for the Tennessee Education Association and the Tennessee Highway Contractors.  Several attorneys are also listed as contributors.  Williams's money comes from  CAS-PAC, a political action committee formed by House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of College Grove, Tennessee, and from RAAMPAC, which stands for Republicans Achieving a Majority Political Action Committee.  Fincher has spent just over $21,000 in the past three weeks and has more than $46,000 on hand. Williams reports expenditures of nearly $44,000, with about $17,000 on hand.

In the race for state senate, Democrat Charlotte Burks reports picking up another $17,000 in contributions, while Independent candidate Joe B. Wilmoth and Republican Gary Steakley had not yet filed reports with the state.