Sexton, Jones Hold $1M In Cash, Plus More Notes From Campaign Filings

Image: Speaker Cameron Sexton (left) & Rep. Justin Jones (right) Image credit: John Partipilo & Tennessee House Republicans / Facebook

By Adam Friedman [Tennessee Lookout -CC BY-NC-ND 4.0] –

Heading into the 2024 state election season, only two Tennessee state lawmakers hold over $1 million combined in their campaign and PAC accounts. 

House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, leads the way with $1.3 million combined in his campaign account and political action committee, Cam PAC.

Rep. Justin Jones has just over $1 million in his campaign account. As of February 1, the Nashville Democrat who raised most of his money following his expulsion in April, hasn’t formed a PAC. 

Senate speaker Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, and Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, aren’t far behind Jones.

McNally has around $953,000 in his campaign and political action committee (McPAC) accounts, while Yager has over $962,000 in his accounts. Yager’s political action committee is called KeyPAC. 

The latest cash reports come from campaign finance reports due at the end of January covering the last six months.

Republican caucuses in both the House and Senate report a significant advantage over the Democratic caucus.

Cash-on-hand as of February 1:

• House Republicans: $744,378

• House Democrats: $411,065

• Senate Republicans: $1,085,857

• Senate Democrats: $147,662

The top 10 donors to lawmakers since July 1, 2023

The latest campaign finance reporting period covers July 1, 2023, to January 15, 2024 and the following covers donations to lawmakers of both political parties.

  1. Tennessee Realtors: $220,500
  2. Wine Spirits and Wholesalers of Tennessee: $217,000
  3. HCA Healthcare: $192,000
  4. Build Tennessee PAC: $186,000
  5. Tennessee Highway Contractors PAC: $150,000
  6. Tennessee Banks Association: $149,300
  7. Tennessee Hospital Association: $147,740
  8. Advance Financial: $136,500
  9. BlueCross BlueShield: $130,000
  10. Amazon: $125,500

*Note from The Tennessee Conservative: Per The Tennessee Lookout’s Republishing Guidelines, this article has been edited for writing style and length.

2 thoughts on “Sexton, Jones Hold $1M In Cash, Plus More Notes From Campaign Filings

  • February 12, 2024 at 11:48 pm

    When a politician has that kind of money in his political pockets we all know political favors follow.

  • February 13, 2024 at 10:05 pm

    I believe you have posted this wrong. You list Sexton as on the Left and Jones as on the Right. But the picture shows Sexton on the Right and Jones on the Left. Some readers may not know these two Rep by sight.


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