We're a little more than a year away from the Democratic Primary of the Century in Senate District 21, and attorney Jeff Yarbro has a more than four-to-one lead on Metro Councilman (and attorney) Jason Holleman in cash.
Yarbro raked in $95,225 this quarter, while Holleman reported $22,200.
Statements from both at The City Paper:
“I’m thrilled to have this level of support from friends and folks, and volunteers all over that pretty clearly want to see big change in the state legislature,” said Yarbro, who narrowly lost a primary challenge to Sen. Douglas Henry in 2010.
“I’ve been spending my time going around the district, gauging support and getting a sense of whether there was support to continue the campaign we launched four years ago and I feel good about that. You’ll definitely see more coming.”
“Each time I’ve successfully run for public office, I’ve started by focusing on spending time with the people in the district,” Holleman told The City Paper. “I’ve never raised the most money, but I’ve raised enough money, and I expect to do that in the months ahead in this race as well.”
As some Holleman supporters have been (fairly) pointing out on Twitter and in my inbox, some of Yarbro's contributions are earmarked for the general election but were included in his disclosure yesterday. In fact, he had eight such contributions, of $1,500 each, totaling $12,000 dollars.
You like apples? Here's your apples-to-apples: Yarbro's $83,225 vs. Holleman's $22,200.