Money in the '06 Tennessee Senate Race
Dropped by Open Secrets.org and found this graph of money raised so far by announced candidates in the Tenneessee US Senate and Congressional races. Remember, the actual elections are more than a year away and most Tennesseans are paying the least attention.
Still, almost $6.5 million has been raised in the Senate race alone, and half of that by one candidate: relative unknown (statewide, anyway) Bob Corker, former mayor of Chattanooga. It seems a lot of well-heeled Republicans like him. Or want to steer the race a particular way....
Corker has raised ten times as much as the Democratic challenger Rosalind Kurita. Her primary challenger, Harold Ford, has raised only half of what Corker has, at $1.4 million. Ed Bryant and Van Hilleary are both around $700,000 each.