Carter's Fundraising Outpaces Deal in Last Quarter

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Update: Associated Press
July 8, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) -- New fundraising reports in the Georgia governor's race show Democrat Jason Carter raised more money in the last quarter than Gov. Nathan Deal, though the Republican incumbent still has more cash in the bank.

Reports filed Tuesday evening show Deal raised $1.27 million in the three-month period ending June 30. Carter's total for the quarter was $2.02 million -- outpacing the sitting governor by nearly $747,000.

Deal still ended the quarter with the overall cash advantage. He reported nearly $2.62 million cash on hand at the end of June -- putting him more than $797,000 ahead of Carter's bank balance of $1.82 million.

With nearly four months to go until the Nov. 4 election, Deal has raised $9.31 million overall for race, compared to Carter's total of $3.88 million.

News Release: Associated Press
July 7, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) -- Democrat Jason Carter is expected to report having $1.8 million in cash for his gubernatorial bid after raising about $2 million in contributions over the last three months.

Carter spokesman Bryan Thomas said Monday the campaign added 6,000 new contributors and noted the campaign had spent $1.3 million on TV ads in the last quarter.

Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, who is seeking re-election, has yet to release his fundraising totals. Candidates are required to file a report with the state ethics commission by Tuesday.

Deal had reported $3.9 million in cash at the end of March. He has also been airing TV ads for months.

Carter is a state senator from Atlanta. The two will meet in the Nov. 4 general election. Also on the ballot is Libertarian Andrew Hunt.