Karl Dean Campaigns At Memphis PAC Fundraiser

By Bill Dries  /  The Daily News 

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was to be among the speakers at a Thursday, July 13, Memphis fundraiser for the Tennessee Voter Project.

The project is a political action committee formed by state Senate Democratic leader Lee Harris of Memphis to increase voter registration and participation among Democrats.

Dean is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor.

Meanwhile, the contenders, Republican and Democratic, in the 2018 race for governor are moving toward a deadline later this month to report campaign contributions.

In advance of that, Dean has reported raising just over $1 million in six months. Republican contender Randy Boyd of Knoxville raised that much in a single event as did fellow Republican Bill Lee of Franklin.

Earlier this week, Boyd, the state’s former economic and community development commissioner, said his campaign finance report would show contributors in each of the state’s 95 counties.

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