Lamar fundraising breaks $1M

'Salute to Ted Welch' slated for this month

Sen. Lamar Alexander’s re-election campaign today announced that it raised more than $1 million in the first quarter.

“As senator and governor, Lamar Alexander has been standing up for Tennessee and we are ready to stand up for him. We raised more than $1 million in only 10 weeks and we are on pace to double that amount in the next quarter,” said Steve Smith, finance chairman of Alexander for Senate.

The campaign also announced that it will hold four major fundraising events in April and May. The first will take place at the home of Sen. Bob Corker in Chattanooga. Also this month, the campaign will hold an event in Nashville titled the “Salute to Ted Welch,” the former Republican National Finance Committee chairman who serves as Alexander’s honorary finance chairman.

Other events will take place during May in Knoxville and Memphis.