Matlock leads Burchett in 2nd Congressional District fundraising

State Rep. Jimmy Matlock of Lenoir City raised and spent more money in his campaign for the Republican nomination in the 2nd Congressional District in the first quarter of 2018 than any other candidate, including Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, according to disclosure statements filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Aided by another $50,000 personal loan, the Matlock campaign has also built up a higher cash balance than Burchett’s campaign in the race to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Rep. John J. “Jimmy” Duncan Jr.

Here are the basic figures from reports filed by the financial frontrunners in both parties:

Jimmy Matlock, Republican

Contributions: $130,225 180,255 (total for campaign, $342,780)

Loans: $50,000 (total for campaign, $125,000)

Spending: $87,041 (total $157,151)

Closing balance: $312,228

Tim Burchett, Republican

Contributions: $85,587 (total for campaign, $378,647)

Loans: $0

Spending: $54,120 (campaign total $139,937)

Closing balance: $238,821

Jason Emert, Republican

Contributions: $42,129 (campaign total $58,754)

Loans: $50,000 (campaign total $150,000)

Spending: $91,863 (campaign total $92,512)

Closing balance: $116,251

Joshua Williams, Democrat

Contributions: $45,754 (campaign total $103,793)

Loans: $0

Spending: $26,678 (campaign total $78,238)

Closing balance: $25,555

Renee Hoyos, Democrat

Contributions: $34,546 (campaign total $59,523)

Loans: $0

Spending: $34,407 (campaign total $32,407)

Closing balance: $16,833

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