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VOL. 126 | NO. 18 | Thursday, January 27, 2011

Haslam Outspends McWherter 5-to-1 in Gov's Race

ERIK SCHELZIG | Associated Press

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Bill Haslam spent five times as much as his Democratic rival Mike McWherter in the Tennessee governor's race.

Campaign finance reports filed late Tuesday show Haslam spent $16.7 million in his successful bid to become the state's 49th governor. McWherter spent $3.4 million, with nearly half coming in the form of personal loans.

Haslam's totals include his spending from a spirited GOP primary, while McWherter was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

Haslam spent about $724,000 in the fourth quarter, which includes the last 10 days of the campaign. McWherter spent $336,000 in the same period.

Haslam was left with a balance of nearly $637,000, while McWherter's report showed he had less than $2,000 remaining.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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PROPERTY SALES 87 87 14,804
MORTGAGES 80 80 19,410
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 22 22 3,817
BUILDING PERMITS 142 142 35,472
BANKRUPTCIES 62 62 14,096
BUSINESS LICENSES 62 62 5,053
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 99 99 21,532
MARRIAGE LICENSES 37 37 4,594

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