Money is a big part of the Governor’s race in Georgia and following the September 30th filing deadline, it’s clear people from Georgia and other places around the country are using the almighty dollar to weigh in.
The Abrams campaign announced Friday that the team raised $10.2 million in the last fundraising period, calling the total ‘electrifying’ as the number broke the record for Democrat candidates for Governor in Georgia. The total funds raised since campaign inception for both Abarams and Kemp also surpassed Governor Nathan Deal’s fundraising efforts from 2014 when he raised $14 million.
From the Abrams press release sent Friday:
The Abrams campaign begins the final month of the election cycle with $4.9M cash on hand – a massive war chest that will be used to communicate with voters, organize supporters, and finance a robust Get Out The Vote operation in every corner of the state.
“Since the beginning of this campaign, Stacey Abrams has been talking with Georgians from all walks of life in all 159 counties. Our campaign has invested in reaching out to voters in every community, which is why we are seeing tremendous enthusiasm for Stacey Abrams’ bold vision for this state,” said Campaign Manager Lauren Groh-Wargo. “Fueled by small-dollar contributions from across the diverse communities of Georgia, our campaign is in a powerful position to capitalize on the energy of the voters and their hunger for a candidate who hears them and speaks to the issues they care about most.”
- $16.25 million total raised this campaign cycle
- 38,000 Georgians contributed, the overwhelming majority giving less than $100 this campaign cycle
- $10.2 million raised during the reporting period
- $2.3 million collected in donations of less than $100 during the reporting period
The Georgia Republican Party said Friday that the Kemp campaign outraised Abrams by over a million dollars. The press release sent by the GOP said, “Stacey Abrams released her quarterly report, disclosing 64% of her donors were from outside the state of Georgia. Not only did Brian Kemp out-raise Abrams by more than a million dollars, 95% of his campaign contributions were from Georgia donors.”
As of Friday evening, the Kemp campaign had not issued a press release on the fundraising details.
Both candidates have visited every county in Georgia, but Abrams recently returned from a fundraising and campaign trip in California.