VOL. 126 | NO. 18 | Thursday, January 27, 2011
Haslam Outspends McWherter 5-to-1 in Gov's Race
ERIK SCHELZIG | Associated Press
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.
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