Deal reports $3.9M in cash for re-election bid | savannahnow.com

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Apr

Deal reports $3.9M in cash for re-election bid | savannahnow.com

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal reported $3.9 million in cash for his re-election bid on Monday, after raising about $84,000 in 11 days after the legislative session ended.

Deal is facing two Republican challengers in the May 20 primary. Democrat Jason Carter, who is running uncontested, was expected to report about $1.6 million in cash for his gubernatorial campaign. Carter, a state senator, outraised Deal over those 11 days and was expected to report about $416,000 in contributions for the period.

Deal campaign spokeswoman Jen Talaber said 100 percent of their contributions came from within Georgia and criticized the Carter campaign for promoting a fundraiser before the session ended. By law, legislators and statewide officials are prohibited from raising money during the session, which began Jan. 13 and ended March 20.

“We followed the rules about not lining up fundraisers during session. Carter for Governor had no such concerns,” Talaber said. “Our cash-on-hand advantage allows the governor to dedicate this month to reviewing and signing bills that will benefit the people of Georgia and keep us the number one place to do business.”

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