Friday, February 14, 2014

He Brought the Funk! DA Candidate Nearly Doubles Warchest With Self-Investment

Posted By on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 1:44 PM

This race for Davidson County District Attorney might actually be a race.

After formally announcing his candidacy on Wednesday, Glenn Funk's campaign announced today that he has collected $120,000 from supporters, bringing his fundraising total to $220,000. How'd he get there so quick? The campaign says Funk wrote himself a $100,000 check.

“I believe that victims have the right to respect and that they deserve a District Attorney who will take the time to listen to them and get to know their case,” Funk said in the campaign release. “I believe victims deserve the best attorney to represent them, and I also believe in public service. That’s why I am investing $100,000 into my campaign."

The campaign release also touted former Tennessee Democratic Party chairman Bob Tuke's support.

Funk is challenging ADA Robert McGuire, who has had the support of outgoing DA Torry Johnson and a large contingent of Metro political figures. But with just two months until the start of early voting, it's clear now that Funk means business.

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