NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennesseans are giving more money to Republicans than Democrats, even though they remain almost evenly divided on party affiliation.
The GOP receives three out of every four dollars donated in federal political contributions for the 2004 election, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Tennessee has been the ninth-best state for GOP political contributions of at least $200. The state just missed making the top 10 list of states in the amount contributed to President Bush's re-election campaign, giving him a little more than $4 million.
A survey late last year by the Pew Research Center found that Republicans hold a slight 35 percent to 32 percent edge in affiliation among registered voters in Tennessee.