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VOL. 133 | NO. 32 | Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tennessee Governor Race: Boyd Donor Aids Anti-Black Group

The Associated Press

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A political committee whose radio ad used toilet-flushing sounds to attack Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black received $200,000 from a donor to Randy Boyd's rival campaign for governor.

Campaign finance disclosures show Joe Hollingsworth Jr. of Clinton donated to Tennessee Jobs Now in December. He gave $8,000 to Boyd's campaign in May.

Hollingsworth, CEO of a company that builds industrial facilities, spent heavily to help his son, Republican U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, win his 2016 Indiana race.

Some radio stations pulled the ad after Black's campaign called it false. Tennessee Jobs Now then tweaked it and returned it to air.

Boyd campaign spokeswoman Laine Arnold said the campaign had nothing to do with the ad.

Black and Boyd are among four major Republican gubernatorial hopefuls. Two leading Democrats are running.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 64 87 1,429
MORTGAGES 39 60 1,107
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 14 204
BUILDING PERMITS 92 209 3,265
BANKRUPTCIES 42 84 837
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 23 352
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0