MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Officials from the campaign of Tennessee Sen. Jim Tracy raised more than $150,000 during the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing the total amount of contributions to more than $1 million since he announced his intention to run for Congress.
With the primary election just months away, Tracy’s war chest suggests there is growing support across the 4th Congressional District for his campaign.
Tracy is hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the Republican Party primary that is slated for August. If he wins the primary, Tracy would face off against a Democratic Party candidate during the November midterm elections for the 4th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“The fourth quarter fundraising numbers clearly show his momentum in the 4th District,” said Shane Reeves, who is serving as the finance chairman for the campaign. “The campaign is focused on the issues and the people of the 4th District. This is reflected in the large number of individual donors and the amount of support we have received.”
Tracy ended the quarter and the year with more than $840,000 cash on hand.
“My wife and I could not be more appreciative of the amount of encouragement we are receiving,” Tracy said. “As I travel throughout the 4th District, I have more and more people asking how they can help. I am excited about the opportunity to represent them in Washington, D.C.”