3rd quarter fundrising in 3rd Congressional District: Fleischmann $243K, Headrick $65K

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has out-spent and out-raised his Democratic opponent, Mary Headrick, reports the Chattanooga TFP. But Headrick says money isn’t everything, and she hopes people can change more minds than campaign dollars in Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District.

Campaigns for federal candidates filed October quarterly reports Wednesday ahead of the Nov. 4 general election to show how much money they had raised and spent between July 1 and Sept. 30.

…Fleischmann’s campaign raised $243,075 this quarter, according to a news release. And after spending nearly $500,000, the Ooltewah Republican has $92,348 ahead of the general election.

Campaign spokesman Brian O’Shaughnessy said Fleischmann’s team was pleased with the response from supporters.

“We are proud to have raised $243,075 this quarter, and thank all those who generously contributed to the Chuck Fleischmann for Congress campaign,” O’Shaughnessy said. “These contributions reflect an outstanding amount of support and confidence behind our congressman.”

Meanwhile, the Headrick campaign is working with smaller numbers — but still raising and spending.

Headrick’s camp started the quarter with $45,455 and raised another $66,474, according to an estimate from the campaign Wednesday.

Headrick said the numbers were estimates, because her treasurer was still compiling the reports and Headrick had not decided how much would be reimbursed this quarter.

After spending $45,983 — without reimbursements — Headrick had $65,936 in the bank Wednesday. She said that number could be closer to $55,000 by the time the report was filed.