Hagerty announces $1.5M haul in fourth quarter

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks at Nashville event on Dec. 3, 2019. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty raised more than $1.5 million in the fourth quarter, his campaign announced Thursday. That brings his total haul to $3.4 million since joining the race. He has spent about $400,000 on his effort so far.

Here’s the release from the Hagerty camp:

Nashville, TN — Team Hagerty today announced Bill Hagerty raised more than $1.5 million in his second quarter as a candidate for U.S. Senate. This builds on the success from his first quarter as a candidate, in which he raised $1.9 million in just 22 days. In just four months, Hagerty raised a total of $3.4 million. Team Hagerty has over $3 million cash on hand. 

“Team Hagerty is building momentum every single day, and we are so grateful for this outpouring of support,” said Bill Hagerty. “These resources are critical as we work to share my conservative message with Tennesseans across the state. Together, we will bring Tennessee’s Christian, conservative values to the Senate and defeat Chuck Schumer’s hand-picked liberal candidate.”

Speaking about the fourth quarter, Team Hagerty Finance Chair Steve Smith added, “Bill Hagerty is running a strong grassroots campaign that is quickly garnering support all across the state. Bill is the only candidate ready to work with President Trump on day one, and Tennesseans are excited that their Senator will be able to work so closely with the President on their behalf. Team Hagerty is strongly positioned to defeat Chuck Schumer’s radically liberal candidate in November, and we are not going to let our foot off the gas.”

Hagerty earned President Trump’s “complete and total” endorsement while serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. Donald Trump Jr. is coming to Tennessee on January 28th in support of Hagerty’s campaign.

14 Responses to Hagerty announces $1.5M haul in fourth quarter

  • James White says:

    Mr. Deep State with is friends with Deep Pockets.
    No to Mr. Hagerty, we do not need more ‘insiders’.

  • Silence Dogood says:

    No record, no public governmental service, no vote. No means No. “No” to Manny Sethi.

    • Lance Persson says:

      Yes, Manny Sethi has the same GREAT qualifications as President Trump. Successful in business and not part of the deep dark state. We need an honest conservative like Manny Sethi not a politician like Hagerty who’s many source of success has been fund raising.

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    Give 1.5 cheers for the candidate from Establishment Central Casting, Bill Hagerty. Give no cheers whatsoever for conservative poseur, wearing the colors of the Chris Devaney stable of No Record Candidates, Chairman Manny, What a dreary race! Vote against the Chairman by voting for Hagerty.

  • Beatrice Shaw says:

    wow so much money to run for office what chance have the people?

  • TR says:

    Literally no one cares about this race. Neither Hagerty or Sethi engender any voter enthusiasm. Both are Trump-bots trying to appeal to a “base” of 35% who think Trump is the second-coming of Jesus Christ and won’t pay attention to you unless you’re hurling insults at someone. The rest of us just roll our eyes.

    I am certain Hagerty will be our next US Senator, but I have no idea what he stands for. His facebook and twitter feeds are a litany of slogans about the greatness of Trump. Tennessee has a great legacy of Senators from Fred Thompson to Howard Baker who were statesmen and stood for what was right and put Tennessee first. Sadly, with the retirement of Sen. Alexander, the days of Tennesseans being represented by statesmen are over. Blackburn and Hagerty and sleazy politicians of the worst stripe. They play to the worst tendencies of voters, taking advantage of divisions and do nothing to bring us together. They sell out Tennessee in a heart beat for a few crumbs from Trump’s quarter pounder with cheese extra value meal.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Bless your heart TR, so downhearted when in fact, as a “wet” Republican, you are in the catbird seat. Please don’t let Hagerty’s belated association with Trump get you down. Initially in 2016 he was a backer of JEB! Bush and when Bush went bellyup he wrote a $2,700 check to Rubio before finally supporting Trump. If you look at Hagerty’s rich record of contributing to Republicans since 1991, his contributions went to just the uninspiring Chamber of Commerce shills that you admire so much. PAC’s controlled by your buddy Lamar received $26,900, Romney’s and Corker’s $22,100 each, Diane Black when she was running against real conservatives received $9,900. . .you get the idea. On the other hand, Chairman Manny has been a Republican Establishment hanger-on for years and otherwise has no record whatsoever of doing anything that would identify him as one of those dastardly conservatives. Please don’t let the Chris Devaney created persona for the Chairman depress you.

      Come on TR, what else do you want?. While neither candidate will be as liberal as Lamar, both will be good little Republican “wets,” you know, go-along to get-along kind of guys who will vote for tax cuts and cuts to regulations and other stuff that will enhance the profits of members of the Chamber and otherwise head for the tall grass every chance they can get. Just the kind of Republicans that you admire so much, so please stop paying attention to the contest between Chris Devaney and Ward Baker and cheer up.

    • Misty Pardner says:

      TR seems like a pretty sharp observer.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      OK TR, Misty agrees with you, that should do it, now you know that you have to reexamine your position.

  • Ken says:

    Seeing that Sen. Alexander has had high praise in the past for Ambassador Hagerty, I’m not too worried about the commonsense approach he will take, if elected to the Senate. Haggerty knows that he has to gulp the Trump kool-aid for awhile longer, until his term or terms are thankfully up. TR is right in his analysis. And Stuart, as for you, you have every right to be worried for the long term, with the prospect of a six-year-termed Ambassador Hagerty. As for me, I’ll be supporting Manny Sethi and will plump for influencing others, as well. January 2025 is eventually coming and the Trump scourge will then be but a piece of tragic history.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      As a “wet” Republican I am curious why you are supporting Chairman Manny. After Chris Devaney has the Chairman throwing all of this conservative red meat around and Hagerty is the pinup boy from Establishment Central Casting I would guess a centrist/tepid conservative like yourself would find the favorite Bill Hagerty just fine.

      Otherwise, your analysis of Bill Hagerty and what we will be stuck with after Trump is spot on. I believe the statisticians would call it “regression toward the mean.” Indeed, that’s why I beg my fellow conservatives, please, forget the battling campaign chairmen and their campaigns and look at the candidate’s records. You aren’t wrong, of course, in backing Chairman Manny. There is nothing in his anemic political history that should give any conservative any reason to doubt that in the unlikely event that he wins he will fit right in with uninspiring tepid conservative Republican Senate Caucus. Either way, you “wet” Republicans win this one I’m sad to say.

  • Silence Dogood says:

    For my 2 cents worth, again. If Trump comes to the state to campaign for Bill, and endorses Bill, then send Bill to the Senate. Quit thinking about this so hard. There are no good choices if you are a true Conservative. Got it! Blame the Tennessee Republican Party. In the meantime send Trump the reinforcements he is asking for and he wants!!!

  • Jason Wallflower says:

    Democrat Kaegi losing her steam here. Should have been WAY more than 1.5 million. Hagerty should have pulled in at least 2 million+ in a full quarter.

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