Corker gives his Senate campaign $1.7 million
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Senate hopeful Bob Corker has been busy both writing and collecting checks.
Corker announced Thursday he put about $1.7 million of his own money into his campaign in recent weeks.
He filed notice with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday, triggering a provision in the law known as the "millionaire's amendment." It allows Corker's primary opponents to try to raise money above normal limits to level the playing field.
The campaigns of Corker's two main primary opponents, former congressmen Van Hilleary and Ed Bryant, criticized Corker for relying on his own wealth.
Isn't politics always about money?