Several key Republicans in the state are ramping up fundraising efforts as they seek re-election.
The Associated Press reports Governor Bill Haslam already has $4.5 million on hand. So far, he does not have a serious opponent from either party.
Senator Lamar Alexander ended 2013 with $4.7 million in his re-election fund. His challenger, State Representative Joe Carr, falls far behind. He raised a little more than $600,000 last year.