Tennessee GOP approves fee schedule for primary candidates

The state Capitol on March 16, 2020. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

The executive committee of the Tennessee Republican Party has voted to impose fees on candidates seeking to run in GOP primaries. The vote was 33-22.

The fees are based on a sliding scale depending on the office sought. Here is what future Republican candidate will have to cough up when they file their papers:

  • Governor: $5,000.
  • U.S. Senate: $5,000.
  • U.S. House: $2,500.
  • State Senate: $1,000.
  • State House: $500.
  • Judicial offices: $500.
  • Countywide elected offices: $100.
  • County Commission or Constable: $25.


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