Petrea leads in Sullivan in funds in Ga. 166 race as primary nears | savannahnow.com

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Apr

Petrea leads in Sullivan in funds in Ga. 166 race as primary nears | savannahnow.com

Martin Sullivan raised thousands more dollars in early 2014 than his opponent in the upcoming Republican primary for the Georgia House of Representatives District 166 seat, but he remains far behind Jesse Petrea in both total funds raised and cash on hand as the election nears.

Sullivan reported raising $10,351 in the first quarter of 2014; Petrea reported $7,450 raised.

District 166, which spans most of the islands in eastern Chatham County and the easternmost portions of Bryan County, is the only contested election among Chatham seats in the May 20 primary. Sullivan and Petrea, both political newcomers, are vying for the seat being vacated by state Rep. Ben Watson, who is running unopposed for the state’s 1st District senate seat.

Overall, campaign contribution disclosure reports released in early April, show Petrea has raised a total of $87,601 and currently has more than $51,000 in his coffers.

Sullivan, meanwhile, has raised $31,858 and has about $24,000 on hand.

The late surge in fundraising, Sullivan said, shows momentum in his favor.

“We’re feeling really good,” Sullivan said. “I’m really happy with where we are. I think people want to know their representative, so I’m getting out and talking to the people. I’ve knocked on 3,000 doors and our volunteers are making phone calls.

“Money, alone, isn’t going to win this election.”

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