Democrat Michelle Nunn says she has raised $1.7 million in the first 10 weeks of her U.S. Senate campaign. Nunn announced the total in an email to her supporters on Tuesday. Nunn says she more than 6,700 individual donors have contributed.
Campaign finance records show that supporters of Georgia's charter school amendment have outspent opponents by a significant margin. Pro-amendment groups have raised more than $2 million; opponents have collected $123,243.
When Newt Gingrich campaigns in coastal Georgia, it'll be an unusual stump for a presidential candidate. The state's largest metropolitan area, Atlanta, usually gets the appearances of would-be presidents, while the rest of the state watches from afar. But don't take it personally. It's all about money.
The state passed a new ethics law this year, but the State Ethics Commission of Georgia says it doesn’t have the resources to implement it. The new law expands the commission’s oversight to include the campaign contribution filings and financial disclosure reports of every one running for and serving in city and county offices. Before it was just state-level positions.
The latest campaign disclosure reports show Roy Barnes took-in $1.3 million over the last three months. The former governor and Democrat has now raised almost $5 million since jumping into the gubernatorial race last year.