NASHVILLE - U.S. Rep. Scott Desjarlais, R-Tenn., today reported raising $113,249 during the third quarter as he seeks to fend off a GOP primary next year from state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville.
The campaign says it had $171,000 in cash on hand at the end of the July 1 through Sept. 30 reporting period.
"Since kicking off his campaign a little over two months ago, Congressman DesJarlais has met his fundraising goals and his campaign is on track to have all the resources needed to win in 2014," the South Pittsburg physician's campaign said in a statement.
"Senator Tracy has certainly been campaigning full-time and has taken advantage of his special interest connections, the campaign continued. "However, he is going to need all the money he can get if his plan is to buy this election with $100,000 pancake breakfasts."
Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...