Randy Boyd, Republican candidate for governor, announced that his year-end financial report totals more than $7.5 million in contributions through the second reporting period, with more than 3,000 campaign donations to the campaign to date from all 95 counties in Tennessee.
Chip Saltsman, Boyd campaign CEO, said, “Randy Boyd is wholeheartedly committed to the people of Tennessee and every aspect of this campaign will convey that, finances included. In an era when D.C. wants to exert a little too much influence, Randy has made a clear statement that he’s putting Tennesseans first and supporters have responded in kind as 95% of our donations hail from our state.”
Mr. Boyd’s campaign reported a total exceeding $3.25 million raised during the second half of the year, with more than $1.25 million coming from donations across the state including notable community and business leaders from all three Grand Divisions. He was the only candidate to already report at least one or more donations from all 95 counties in the state during the previous reporting period.
The campaign once again edged out all other competitors in receipts during this reporting period. Mr. Boyd has raised $1.2 million more for the campaign to date than his closest competitor.
“Randy has again shown that he will not be outworked on the campaign trail or when it comes to grassroots fundraising,” said Steve Smith, Boyd Campaign finance chairman. “His momentum isn’t stopping and we are encouraged not only by our numbers, but by the positive feedback we are hearing about Randy across the state.”
The campaign said, "Unlike other campaigns, less than two percent of the campaign’s donations to date come from PACs, instead emphasizing a much stronger focus on Mr. Boyd’s growing grassroots support across the state."