In fundraising, Carter gains ground on Deal - CBS46 News

In fundraising, Carter gains ground on Deal

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA (AP) -

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
Associated Press

Democrat Jason Carter began the year about $2.7 million behind in his bid to oust Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

That's how much of a cash advantage Deal had to kick off the election year. But Carter has proven to be a strong fundraiser, helped in part by his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter.

For the second quarter in a row, Carter has outraised Deal.

In the last three months, Carter received about $2 million in contributions compared to Deal's $1.27 million. But more importantly for Carter, that cash advantage has narrowed. Deal had about $2.6 million in the bank at the end of June, while Carter had $1.8 million.

One big advantage for Deal, though, is a Republican Governors Association PAC, which has already spent nearly $1.5 million on the race.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
CBS Atlanta
Powered by WorldNow
All content © 2000-2014 WorldNow and WGCL-TV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.