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Abrams raises $22 million in two months, far outpacing Kemp

Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic gubernatorial nominee, raised greater than thrice the quantity that her opponent, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, raised through the months of Could and June. 

An Abrams spokesperson informed The Hill that Abrams’ marketing campaign raised about $9.6 million throughout these two months whereas her One Georgia Management Committee raised about $12.3 million in that timeframe, totaling about $22 million. 

Kemp raised about $3.8 million whereas the Georgians First Management Committee, a Kemp-aligned PAC, raised about $3 million all through Could and June. 

A launch from the Abrams marketing campaign states that greater than 240,000 donors have given contributions of $100 or much less to the marketing campaign because it started in December. 

The Abrams spokesperson mentioned the marketing campaign and committee have raised about $49 million mixed since December, with the marketing campaign bringing in $30.5 million and the committee accumulating $18.5 million. 

Abrams has $18.5 million money available from her marketing campaign and the committee, the discharge states. 

“Our confirmed technique in 2018, which was validated in 2020 and 2021, depends on an intense mixture of conventional outreach, revolutionary communication instruments, voter turnout operations and voter safety fashions that anticipate limitations to participation,” Abrams marketing campaign supervisor Lauren Groh-Wargo mentioned in a memo on the marketing campaign’s fundraising technique. “We’re in an uphill battle, however our imaginative and prescient of One Georgia is inside attain, and we’re excited to make it so.” 

The governor’s race in Georgia this yr can be a rematch of the 2018 election by which Kemp narrowly defeated Abrams by about 1.5 proportion factors. Present polling reveals a decent race with Kemp holding a small lead over Abrams. 

The RealClearPolitics polling common offers Kemp a 4.8-point lead, however a Quinnipiac ballot launched final month confirmed Abrams and Kemp tied.

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