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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 1:45pm

Republicans Lead in Campaign Contributions

Updated: 8 years ago.
Eric Johnson is one of the gubernatorial candidates whose campaign finance report was released today.

Campaign finance reports for Georgia's crowded gubernatorial field are trickling in. Among the Republican contenders, state Sen. Eric Johnson of Savannah raised nearly $963,000 since he entered the race in April. Secretary of State Karen Handel says she raised more than $430,000 during the six-month reporting period, while Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine says he raised about $420,000. State Rep. Austin Scott has raised about $180,000 and long-shot GOP candidate Ray McBerry has also raised about $18,000. U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal had yet to report.

On the Democratic side, former Georgia National Guard Commander David Poythress said he raised about $150,000 during the six-month span. Reports for the other three Democrats running - former Gov. Roy Barnes, House Minority Leader DuBose Porter and Attorney General Thurbert Baker - were not immediately available.

Click here to see complete reports at the State Ethics Commission's website.