The campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee issued a statement on Friday that it has raised $1.375 million during the fiscal quarter ending June 30, the first since Lee announced in April.
The campaign says it has $2.5 million cash on hand:
Republican gubernatorial candidate and conservative Williamson County businessman and cattle farmer Bill Lee announced that his campaign for governor has raised over $1.375 million in a little over two months of active campaigning, with over $2.5 million cash on hand to end the report period. In addition to what was raised, Bill and his wife Maria committed to match in the amount of $1.375 million due to the overwhelming level of enthusiasm and support he has received across the state.
“Maria and I are truly humbled and honored to see the outpouring of support from across Tennessee with folks wanting to help this campaign,” said Lee.
Lee continued, “Since we announced on April 24th, we have traveled the state meeting everyone we can and sharing my vision for Tennessee. The response has been so overwhelmingly positive, we felt compelled to match the donations in an effort to thank everyone for their support and show our continued commitment to them throughout this campaign.”
“We have said since the start of this campaign, we were going to have the resources necessary for Bill to win this race next year, and with our first fundraising period ending, we have seen that Tennesseans are absolutely responding and rallying to Bill’s vision for our state,” said Stuart McWhorter, Lee Campaign Finance Chairman.
The financial disclosure will be submitted to the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance on Monday for the most recent reporting period, which ended on June 30, 2017.
Earlier this week, Lee announced that he will be conducting a tractor tour of rural Tennessee to promote his Rural Tennessee Initiative.