One entity, The Hopper Company, a Republican mail and media consulting company which is located in Tennessee donated $91,100 in in-kind donations for his mailings, and another $25,552 came directly from Republican candidates or their PACS. His grassroots support was 25 donors contributing $2,200 in donations of less than $100 each.
A formal announcement was made, Tuesday, August 2, at a Conversations with Connie event previously scheduled by Brennan's campaign for Brennan to meet with Campbell County voters by 59th District Chair Carter Elliott. Elliott said he had notified all County chairs that a planned Aug. 9 caucus to choose the party's nominee had been cancelled.
Connie Brennan is a Nelson County supervisor, retired nurse practitioner and long-time community leader. She is serving her third term on the Nelson County Board of Supervisors. She was the first woman elected to the board and has served as chair twice in her ten years of service.