Randy Boyd, Republican candidate for Tennessee governor, will announce his campaign contributions in an upcoming financial report.
Additionally, his team has launched a mobile app for his campaign.
The financial report will show that he has accumulated contributors in all the counties of the state since March 1, according to a news release. Boyd has visited all 95 counties and campaigned in nearly 80 since announcing his run for the governorship.
Boyd campaign CEO Chip Saltsman said this is an unprecedented early show of grassroots support for a first-time candidate.
“Randy Boyd did an outstanding job helping the private sector generate a record 50,000 jobs and $11 billion in new capital investment as our state commissioner of [the Department of] Economic and Community Development,” Saltsman said in a prepared statement.
Saltsman said Boyd’s Facebook page has grown to nearly 30,000 supporters since the beginning of the campaign March 1.
“Randy is not a career politician, and he has never run for public office before,” he said. “So it is unprecedented for any statewide candidate or elected official that I know of, particularly a first-time candidate, to have generated such deep statewide support so quickly.”
To help manage and mobilize his supporters, Saltsman unveiled the Randy Boyd for Governor campaign app for volunteers, according to the news release. Click here to download the app.
He said the app will help keep supporters up to date on the latest campaign news and events, according to the news release. The app will encourage users to earn points as they complete volunteer activities in their local counties in direct support of the campaign.
“This is the kind of campaign operation you usually only see associated with the national presidential campaigns, but we are putting it to work here in Tennessee to help mobilize our growing grassroots support,” Saltsman said. “We could not be more pleased with the progress we’ve made and where we are in just the first four months of the campaign.”
For more information about Boyd and his campaign, click here.
For background on Boyd’s announcement to run, click here.
Recently, Boyd bought the first customer Volkswagen Atlas; click here for more.