Georgia: Stacey Abrams Outpaces Kemp In Campaign Fundraising

Stacey Abrams is far out-pacing her Republican opponent in the race for governor in Georgia
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (image via Facebook)

Things could get very interesting down in Georgia this election cycle as campaign officials for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams announced they raised $22 million in the past two months ending in June.

From ABC News:

Stacey Abrams’ fundraising continues to accelerate, swamping Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and pushing close to $50 million raised in the seven months since the Georgia Democrat announced her campaign in December.

Abrams announced Friday that her direct campaign and its associated One Georgia committee raised $21.8 million during the two months ended June 30 and together had $18.5 million in cash on hand.

That’s far more than the combined $6.8 million Kemp raised for his direct campaign and associated Georgians First committee. Kemp said he had $6.4 million in cash as of June 30.

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The most recent polling shows Abrams, who has trailed Kemp by about 5 points in past months, is now tied with the governor.

Read the full report here.