Has almost $620,000 cash-on-hand, more than double his nearest opponent
CHATTANOOGA – Tom Decosimo, Finance Chairman of Chuck for Congress, says the campaign will report later this week they have raised over $750,000 for the 2012 election, and have more than double the cash-on-hand of their nearest opponent – almost $620,000. The campaign raised over $320,000 in the 4th quarter of 2011. All three of these figures are 3rd District records.
Mr. Decosimo said the response from supporters has been overwhelmingly positive with many stating they would be happy to give more if needed. “The key to good sales is having a good product and the 3rd District has a great product in Chuck Fleischmann. Chuck’s belief in the three A’s – ability, affability, and availability – has truly benefited our District. Chuck hit the ground running by assembling a terrific staff, mastering the complexities of the important issues, gaining the respect of his congressional colleagues, remaining true to his conservative values and beliefs, and spending an enormous amount of time visiting with his constituents throughout the 3rd District. We are in top gear as we ramp up our efforts to make sure Chuck continues to help get Congress back on track.”
“The generosity of those supporting my campaign has blown me away. I ran for Congress promising to vote to reduce government spending, reduce government regulations, and reduce the overall influence the federal government has on small businesses in this country. I have kept those promises since taking office, and I am encouraged that so many folks have seen that and have decided to support me,” Congressman Fleischmann said.
“The uphill battle in Washington has been tougher than I expected, and we have a long way to go, but I am confident we can continue to turn the tide as we have in this first year. My 24 years of business experience, and outsider perspective, have helped keep me grounded and focused on what is important. Together, with the right experience and vision, we can continue to make government smaller and allow American businesses to grow this economy.”
Notable contributors to Congressman Fleischmann include: Senator Lamar Alexander, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy. He has also received donations from former Republican National Committee Finance Chairman Ted Welch, as well as Senator Bill Frist’s former National Finance Chairman, Steve Smith, Allen Jones, Michael Lebovitz, Scottie and Ben Probasco, Rick Chinn, and Jim Haslam.
Over 80% of Congressman Fleischmann’s individual donors are from the state of Tennessee.
Congressman Fleischmann has not made a personal contribution.