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Republican Candidate for Sec of State Releases Campaign Ad

Republican candidate for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has released his first and only television ad of the general election cycle.

The television spot targets his Democrat opponent John Barrow for a vote dating back over a decade while Barrow served in Congress and for comments about voter roll maintenance before the ad moves on to highlight Raffensperger’s own plans, including promises to “protect our elections, stop voter fraud, secure elections, and strong leadership.”

In the email accompanying the ad, Raffensperger says his opponent outspent him on TV buys and requested additional campaign donation help. The campaign fundraisng numbers to date for each of the three candidates as of the October 2018 filing deadline are as follows:

Barrow (D) $1,382,238.96 $919,112.27
Duval (L) $16,452.96 $14,672.32
Raffensperger (R) $1,890,025.00 $1,737,352.31


Raffensperger, Barrow and Libertarian Smythe Duval on Tuesday, November 6th.

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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