- Ossoff received over 15,500 contributions between April 1 and May 20
- Average contribution of only $46
- Since launching in September, the campaign has received 17,491 donations from Georgians, with donors in 132 counties
Media executive, investigative journalist, and U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff announced Thursday that his campaign raised $738,539 between April 1 and May 20 for his bid to unseat Senator David Perdue (R-Ga.), who, during that same period, raised $544,940.
In the seven-week span, Ossoff received over 15,500 contributions, with an average contribution of just $46, highlighting his grassroots support and momentum — all without accepting any contributions from corporate PACs.
Since launching his campaign, Ossoff has received 17,491 donations from within the state of Georgia, and Ossoff’s campaign has more than 8,525 Georgia donors in 132 counties.
The Ossoff campaign says the efforts and statewide outreach have made the race with “Perdue neck-and-neck.” Ossoff must first make his way through a crowded Democratic primary on June 9th before facing Republican David Perdue and Libertarian Shane Hazel in the November election.
A recent Civiqs poll found Ossoff leading Perdue 47-45 percent. GOP internal polling has found the race is a dead heat, while expert political analysts like The Cook Political Report have upgraded the race for Democrats in light of Ossoff’s strong polling against Perdue.
Ossoff outraised Perdue without accepting any contributions from corporate PACs and Ossoff says Perdue has been “fined by the FEC for excessive corporate fundraising.”