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Tennessee GOP Fundraiser Ted Welch Passes

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(Nashville, TN) - Tennessee GOP Fundraising Giant Ted Welch Has Died.

Welch passed away this morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville,Tennessee.

He was 80 years Old.

Welch started raising money for candidates in 1970 for Winfield Dunn's winning run for Governor.

He also helped raise money for U.S. Senator Bob Corker and Governor Bill Haslam... Both of Tennessee.

He also worked with Senators Howard Baker, Bill First, Fred Thompson, Representative Marsha Blackburn and Republicans at the state level.