Fleischmann Wants More Money

So far he’s got $620,000 saved to run for re-election and his finance chairman predicts “another very strong quarter,” but U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has set up a second fundraising committee anyway, reports the Chattanooga TFP.
Two months after concluding the most successful fundraising quarter in Tennessee 3rd Congressional District history, Fleischmann — along with three other freshman House Republicans — formed the Majority Victory Fund on Feb. 29. The move could give Fleischmann an extra edge against his two high-profile GOP challengers, Scottie Mayfield and Weston Wamp.
Fleischmann declined an interview request, and spokesman Alek Vey said the congressman’s office wouldn’t comment on the joint committee’s fundraising goals or targeted donors. The committee’s other members are Reps. Mo Brooks of Alabama, Tim Huelskamp of Kansas and Raul Labrador of Idaho.
Joint fundraising committees are common — Tennessee Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker participate in several — and experts said they allow groups of incumbents to benefit from their surroundings. Such committees often host fundraisers in Washington, and experts said special interest groups jump at the chance to get an audience with four congressmen for the price of one.

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