Randy Boyd For Governor To Report Over $4.3 Million Raised From Donors In All 95 Tennessee Counties, Including $2 Million From Himself

Monday, July 17, 2017
Randy Boyd, Republican candidate for governor, announced Monday that his first campaign finance report will show his campaign collected more than $4.3 million in total contributions from donors in all 95 Tennessee counties in four months of campaigning.

“I am deeply grateful for the early and generous support from so many Tennesseans,” Mr. Boyd said. “There are many ways to contribute and to help our campaign effort, but these early dollars from all 95 counties mean a lot and are a good indication of my commitment to campaign in and earn the support of every corner of our state.


During the gubernatorial campaign’s first financial reporting period, Mr. Boyd’s report will show he raised more than $2.3 million from over 1,500 grassroots donations from March 1 to June 30 representing all 95 counties – and that he contributed another $2 million to demonstrate his own personal support for his statewide campaign.

Mr. Boyd said his early contribution is part of a pledge he made to his political and fundraising teams that he intends to cover all overhead and operational costs during the campaign to bank away all dollars raised from others for the voter contact and advertising funds essential to any winning campaign.

“We’ve said from the beginning that resources will not be an issue in winning this campaign, but we will not be doing it with dollars alone. No other candidate or campaign will outwork us in meeting voters where they live and in earning their trust and support as we take our grassroots campaign to every county in our state,” Mr. Boyd said.

With more than $3.5 million cash on hand at the end of the reporting period, Mr. Boyd said he was pleased by the significant progress the campaign has made while banking away crucial funds:

“When we began the campaign, we mapped out a detailed budget plan, and like any good business person likes to see, I am happy to report that expenses are below budget, and our donations are significantly above initial projections, so I am proud of our team for managing the campaign so efficiently and effectively.”

Steve Smith, Mr. Boyd’s state finance chairman, said, “It can sometimes be tough to raise money in a crowded field, but thanks to our great candidate and a strong and dedicated statewide finance team, the events we held in all three grand divisions of Tennessee were very successful, and I could not be more pleased with the progress we’re making to ensure Randy’s campaign has the resources needed to win.”

Although the Republican primary election for governor is more than a year away, Mr. Boyd has already visited all 95 counties in the state – and has actively campaigned in 80 counties, and in most, multiple times since his announcement in March.

Mr. Boyd said he has also accumulated nearly 30,500 Facebook fans just since March 1.

Get Emailed Headlines From Chattanoogan.com; Like Us On Facebook, Twitter For Instant News

We send out headlines each day of the latest Chattanooga news. Our news headlines have links that take you to the stories with a click. We also send out special emails if there is a highly significant local news story breaking so you will be aware of it quickly. To be added to the email headline list, just email us at news@chattanoogan.com In addition, like us on Facebook ... (click for more)

Jeffery Skarzinski Killed In Single-Vehicle Wreck On Birchwood Pike

Jeffery Skarzinski, 41,  of Harrison, was killed in a wreck on Birchwood Pike Tuesday night.   At approximately  9:20 p.m. , Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 11500 block of Birchwood Pike for the report of a single-vehicle crash. Upon arrival, deputies found the driver of the vehicle deceased. No one else was in ... (click for more)

Prayers For Denny

I don’t live in Chattanooga any longer unfortunately and haven’t for many years now, but when I did live there, I was more than a regular at Yesterdays.  It was basically my second home….as it was for many, many of my friends and others that I may not have known their names, but definitely knew their faces.   It was the “Cheers” of Chattanooga. It was the place that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘No Sir -- It Stays Here’

To any of the millions who have served the United States on the field of combat, the most hallowed and prized distinction is our nation’s Medal of Honor. It is never given, it is always earned before it is ever awarded.  At least that’s the way it was up until a sun-splashed Wednesday three weeks ago in Vicenza, Italy. There is an Army base there that houses the 173 rd Airborne ... (click for more)

Lookouts Open Homestand Tuesday With 9-4 Win Over Birmingham

The last place Birmingham Barons fell victim to a six-run sixth inning uprising that lifted the first place Chattanooga Lookouts to Tuesday night's 9-4 win  -- their 24th win of the second half. The Lookouts have 12 wins at home and 12 wins on the road. Starting pitcher Stephen Gonsalves allowed just three hits over 5 2/3 innings. Gonsalves (7-3) allowed two runs while ... (click for more)

SEC Annouces Television Schedule For First Three Weeks Of 2017 Season

The SEC Office on Tuesday announced the start times for games on the SEC Network during the first three weeks of the 2017 season.   The SEC Network Saturday schedule opens with three games on September 2 .  The Network will air six games on the second week of the season and five games in Week 3.  The first Conference matchup of the year on the ... (click for more)