The doctors are in and they brought their checkbooks | savannahnow.com

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The doctors are in and they brought their checkbooks | savannahnow.com

The political campaigns of two local physicians have tapped deeply into the vein of the Savannah medical community for financial support in their respective quests for public office, according to the most recent financial filings with state and federal election authorities.

The campaign of Bob Johnson, the Savannah surgeon running as a Republican for the 1st Congressional seat, received the heaviest dose of cash from the medical establishment.

Almost 85 percent of its individual contributions came from donors describing themselves as a physician, pharmacist, anesthetist or executive in a healthcare field, according to the campaign’s most recent filing with the Federal Elections Commission.

State Rep. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, the physician looking to move into the state Senate seat being vacated by Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, received 36 percent of his individual contributions from physicians, medical practices or health care-related political action committees, according to his July 3 filing with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

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