TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Sep 24, 2014

A new study finds that nearly $3 million has been spent on broadcast TV advertising for state-level races in Tennessee this year, WRCB reports from the Associated Press. The report by the Center for Public Integrity has found that 8,565 ads have run for and against judicial, gubernatorial and legislative candidates. Supreme Court Justices Connie Clark, Sharon Lee and Gary Wade and their supporters spent $929,000 in the August retention election campaigns, while opponents spent about $538,000. The study found that Gov. Bill Haslam spent $666,000 on about 1,900 TV ads despite not facing any serious opposition for the Republican nomination, and that advertising in state legislative races ran at about $799,000.