Paul Broun, Karen Handel net roughly $300K for Senate race | Political Insider | www.ajc.com

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Paul Broun, Karen Handel net roughly $300K for Senate race | Political Insider | www.ajc.com

It seems like raising roughly $300,000 is a sweet spot for Georgia’s Republican Senate candidates.

Former Secretary of State Karen Handel and U.S. Rep. Paul Broun both reported on Monday raising about that much money in the latest fundraising period through Sept. 30. U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, Handel’s main metro Atlanta rival, tallied nearly the same total.

The three fell well behind U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, who has $2.9 million on hand after his $800,000 quarter, and businessman David Perdue, who put in $1 million of his money and raised another $810,000 in his first fundraising period as a political candidate. Expect both to try to position themselves as the frontrunners in the coming months.

Handel took in $286,000 from donors, leaving her with about $310,000 in cash for the campaign while Gingrey claimed $2.6 million in his campaign treasury after hauling in roughly the same take as Handel. Broun’s campaign said Monday show he netted $280,000 in the quarter with $450,000 in the bank.

Meanwhile, Democrat frontrunner Michelle Nunn looms large. She’s raised $1.7 million in her first fundraising period as a candidate, and has the backing of Democratic leaders in Washington and Georgia.

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