Delayed Bradshaw filing gives more complete picture of how little it took to win Democratic nod

Fifty-eight days after it was due, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Marquita Bradshaw has filed her second-quarter campaign finance disclosure. It shows the upset winner of the Aug. 6 primary had spent all of $15,947 through the first half of the year.

That compares with the $1.4 million Nashville attorney James Mackler had spent to that point. Mackler ended up finishing third in contest to Bradshaw and Robin Kimbrough.

Bradshaw spent about $8,500 in the second quarter, with the largest portion ($4,400) going to Cincinnati-based media consultant Putting Women in Their Place.

Bradshaw raised $18,301 through the first two quarters of the year, including $5,941 in the most recent period. About 63% of her contributions were unitimized.

Bradshaw faces Republican Bill Hagerty (who had spent $1.4 million through the second quarter) in the general election.

UPDATE: Bradshaw’s pre-primary report is in now, too. It shows she raised a total of $23,221 and spent $21,617.

4 Responses to Delayed Bradshaw filing gives more complete picture of how little it took to win Democratic nod

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    Christina says:

    Initemized or not itemized because less than a certain amount.

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    Phil Lassiter says:

    Mackler has always been an idiot

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      Perry Aubric says:

      He certainly blew through a lot of money with nothing to show for it. A failure for him as a candidate and for the Tennessee Democratic Party as an organization. It needs a thorough housecleaning and a fundamental and total reorganization. Bradshaw, an idiot, won only because she was first on the ballot. What a disgusting joke.

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    Eddie White says:

    Sad commentary on the state of the Democratic Party in Tennessee. The Democrats have no one to blame but themselves for their continued leftward lurch that alienates Tennessee voters.

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