Fincher still tops in TN congressional campaign cash

Among the state’s nine U.S. House members, Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher of Frog Jump continues to lead in stockpiling cash for the 2016 elections, according to October reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Fincher reported almost $2.7 million cash on hand in his most recent report. Runner-up was Blackburn with a little more than $2.1 million, followed by Black at $1.4 million and John J. Duncan Jr. of Knoxville with a little more than $1 million.

At the other end of available campaign cash was Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais of South Pittsburgh, who held just $208,000 — less than Grant Starrett, who is challenging the 4th Congressional District incumbent and reported $693,000 in the bank. Starrett’s total is within a few dollars of being identical to the amount held by Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis. Excepting DesJarlais, no other Tennessee congressman has an announced opponent so far.

Note: This post originally incorrectly stated Cohen’s total. It has been corrected.