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VOL. 126 | NO. 21 | Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Corker Starts Year With $1.1M in Campaign Account

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker has begun the year with a $1.1 million cash balance in his re-election campaign account.

Federal campaign finance reports due Monday show Corker raised nearly $161,000 in the quarter ending Dec. 31. The former Chattanooga mayor is seeking a second six-year term in 2012.

Corker in 2006 defeated Democrat Harold Ford Jr. by fewer than three percentage points in what was the most expensive race in Tennessee history. Corker spent nearly $18.6 million in his successful bid to succeed fellow Republican Sen. Bill Frist.

Re-election bids are generally less costly. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander spent $4.6 million on his re-election bid in 2008, winning all but one of the state's 95 counties.

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