Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has raised $22 million over the past two months, surpassing GOP Gov. Brian Kemp
Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams raised more than $22 million in May and June, giving her a huge financial lead over her opponent, incumbent Republican Governor Brian Kemp. according to the Constitution of the Atlanta Journal.
Between May 1 and June 30, Abrams raised approximately $9.8 million in campaign contributions, while raising $12.3 million through her executive committee is not the subject to donation limits.
Abrams now has about $18.5 million in total cash and has increased spending on advertising in recent months.
Since start In her campaign last December, the former state house minority leader and pro-suffrage advocate raised over $49 million, which was sponsored by her executive committee.
Kemp easy defeated former Senator David Perdue in the Republican gubernatorial primary in May, sidelining that of former President Donald Trump to press refusing to re-nominate him to the governorship for his refusal to overthrow current President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in the Peach State.
However, he now finds himself behind Abrams in fundraising, having raised $3.8 million over the same period, along with an additional $3 million through his executive committee.
Kemp’s campaign told The Journal-Constitution that as of June 30, she had approximately $7 million in cash available.
Since taking office in 2019, Kemp has raised over $25 million for his re-election efforts, according to the newspaper.
The couple will face each other in November rematch of their hotly contested 2018 contest, which Kemp won by nearly 55,000 votes from nearly 4 million ballots cast.
In a Quinnipiac poll released At the end of June, Abrams and Kemp held 48 percent of registered voter support, with both candidates receiving near-unanimous backing from their respective party bases, while Abrams had a 10-point lead among independent voters.
Georgia was a conservative stronghold for decades but has emerged in recent years with Biden’s win and into a competitive swing state the double runoff victories of Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, giving the party hope it can weather expected GOP headwinds this fall.
Warnock, who is running for a full six-year term this fall, will face Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker, the former University of Georgia soccer star. Ossoff will not stand for re-election until 2026.