He ended the quarter with more money in his coffers than Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, the competition’s most prominent Republican so far. Black cashed about $ 700,000 in the three weeks after entering the contest, and spent approximately $ 20,000 of that amount.
A third competitor, military veteran Kelvin King, raised approximately $ 370,000 and loaned an additional $ 300,000 during the quarter. He has about $ 560,000 left in the bank.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, left, waits to speak as Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black introduces him to the 50th Wild Hog Supper at the Historic Railroad Depot in Atlanta on January 8, 2012.
Although former Gov. Nathan Deal endorsed Black this week, many party players have yet to choose sides – or dip into their wallets – with the ground still muddy. Senior GOP officials increasingly expect Walker to enter the race with the backing of Donald Trump, freezing many donors.
It meant a lukewarm GOP fundraising pace. By this point in the 2014 campaign to succeed Republican Saxby Chambliss, the GOP’s last widely open race for the Senate in Georgia, big donors had already poured millions of dollars into campaigns from a list of Republican rivals.
Two contenders – then-US Reps Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston – each brought in more than $ 2.3 million in warchests midway through 2013. That’s more than the three GOP contenders in this. contests have in their combined accounts.
It puts the GOP at an early deficit. Warnock is a prolific fundraiser, raising nearly $ 150 million during his 2020 campaign in a tandem of Senate races that were among the most expensive in US political history.
The vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the US House contests also got off to a rapid start, though those races are also fraught with uncertainty. That’s because lawmakers armed with new census data are set to redraw district maps later this year, rearranging political boundaries across the state.
United States Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux, who represents a district based in Gwinnett, said she raised approximately $ 556,000 during the quarter and finished with $ 1.1 million in his account. Republican McCormick, a doctor who narrowly lost to Bourdeaux last year, had less than half of that in the bank for his comeback offer.
Carolyn Bourdeaux and Lucy McBath won the second round of the Democratic election for the US Congress.
And U.S. Representative Lucy McBath raised an estimated $ 770,000 over three months, with more than $ 1.3 million in reserve, for her candidacy for a third term representing a district that now straddles.
Republican Harold Earls, a military veteran, said he raised $ 279,000 and $ 244,000 remaining in his coffers. Jake Evans and Meagan Hanson both jumped in this week, avoiding having to disclose, though Evans bragged about raising $ 100,000 on the first day after his announcement.
· Fundraising reports offered little clarity in the race to succeed Republican US Rep. Jody Hice in northeast Georgia.
At least five candidates had $ 100,000 or more in the bank, and two – director of trucking Mike Collins and former state tax commissioner David Curry – wrote six-figure checks themselves.
· United States Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, whose hateful rhetoric has earned her unprecedented demotion, has continued to raise significant funds through her unconditional approach. She raised an additional $ 1.3 million this quarter and has around $ 2.8 million in the bank.
· US Senator Jon Ossoff will no longer face voters until 2026, but he is not standing still. He raised $ 790,000 in the last quarter and has about $ 750,000 in reserve.
Ossoff’s 2020 rival, former US Senator David Perdue, still has formidable firepower even though he has ruled out a return to the Senate. The Republican reported that there was $ 4.25 million left in the reservoir.