Final campaign finance reports show Gov. Lee’s spending

Tennessee Gov.  Bill Lee, center, talks with people at the Express Lunch Stop restaurant, the first stop on his campaign bus tour, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in Crossville, Tenn.

Gov. Bill Lee has begun to empty his war chest after spending nearly $3.2 million in the final month of his last gubernatorial campaign, according to his latest campaign finance report filed earlier this week.

On the federal side, Democrat Heidi Campbell running in the 5th Congressional District and Democrat Odessa Kelly running in the 7th crossed $1 million in money raised final days of the campaign. This influx of money allowed Campbell to out raise her Republican opponent, Andy Ogles, and Kelly to nearly keep up with her Republican opponent incumbent US Rep. Mark Green.

The money comes despite Republicans heavily favored to win both seats after a favorable redistricting process earlier this year.

Those competing in state races had to file their pre-election campaign finance reports by Nov. 1, while federal election reports were due Oct. 27. These are the last reports due before Election Day on Tuesday.

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