Apparently, not a lot of Election Night victories. While the Tennessee affiliate of national group Stand for Children spent $750,000 in local and state elections last night, they came away with very few wins. In Nashville, the group spent more than $200,000 and lost all four races in which it backed candidates.
Dave Boucher at the Tennessean has the story:
More than $750,000 buys plenty of campaign mailers and advertisements. But it doesn’t necessarily buy election wins.
Stand for Children, an education advocacy organization, found that out the hard way Thursday night. After spending a small fortune, all four candidates it backed in the Metro school board election and a handful of state GOP primary candidates lost their races.
While Stand for Children attempted to change the face of the Nashville school board by opposing three incumbents, ultimately, voters overwhelmingly rejected their preferred candidates — with the exception of the District 7 race, which was decided by less than 40 votes.
More on Stand for Children in Nashville:
Stand for Children Buys Its Way Out of the Race
MNPS School Board Race Spending
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