Feb 1, 2024 - Politics

Blackburn, Johnson announce fundraising updates

Gloria Johnson and Marsha Blackburn in two side-by-side photos.

Gloria Johnson (on left) and Marsha Blackburn. Photos: Jason Kempin, Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images

State Rep. Gloria Johnson set a fundraising record for a Tennessee Democrat running for the U.S. Senate.

  • She's brought in $2.3 million since entering the race in September, which is the most ever raised by a Democrat in the first two quarters of a campaign.

Yes, but: Incumbent Sen. Marsha Blackburn outraised Johnson and enjoys a comfortable financial advantage.

By the numbers: Johnson raised over $1 million for the fundraising quarter ending Dec. 31, her campaign said in a press release.

  • Blackburn dwarfed that, raising $2.5 million during the same time frame. Blackburn has $7.4 million cash on hand.

Of note: In the first financial disclosure, former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry reported raising over $171,000.

  • Barry's haul came in the first three weeks of her campaign for the House seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Green.
  • Green raised $329,000 in the fourth quarter, according to his spokesperson.
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