Though the date for the Republican gubernatorial primary is still 14 months away, the race for governor is underway. While other possible candidates consider entering the race, we’ve seen one candidate join the race and another drop out over the last week.
Last week, state Sen. Mae Beavers officially kicked off her campaign while state Sen. Mark Green officially announced that he was withdrawing from the race and will concentrate on ways he can serve in Washington, D.C. In withdrawing, Green said, “The very difficult task of electing a true conservative to be the fiftieth governor of Tennessee when the vote will clearly be split among several candidates harms that cause.”
Meanwhile, it was reported this week that Republican candidates Bill Lee and Randy Boyd recently had fundraisers that brought in $1.3 million and $1.2 million, respectively.
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