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VOL. 131 | NO. 152 | Monday, August 1, 2016

Haslam Drops $150K Into PAC for Tennessee Legislative Races

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has opened his wallet for state legislative campaigns throughout the state.

According to the final campaign finance reports to be filed before the Aug. 4 primary, Haslam gave $150,000 to his political action committee, Jobs4TN. The committee then contributed all but $4,000 of that amount to the campaigns of 44 lawmakers.

Top recipients got $6,000 each from the PAC, including Bo Watson of Chattanooga and Randy McNally of Oak Ridge in the Senate; and Charles Sargent of Franklin, Beth Harwell of Nashville, Eddie Smith of Knoxville , Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga, Mark White of Memphis, Steve McDaniel of Parker's Crossroads and Pat Marsh of Shelbyville in the House.

The governor also directly gave $3,000 to Nashville Sen. Steve Dickerson, who faces retired physician Ron McDow.

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PROPERTY SALES 79 321 2,586
MORTGAGES 90 426 3,033
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 37 527
BUILDING PERMITS 146 789 6,857
BANKRUPTCIES 36 212 1,999
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 152 1,311
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 77 707
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 58 432