Perdue raises $2.3M in gubernatorial bid but trails Kemp

From left: David Perdue and Brian Kemp
From left: David Perdue and Brian Kemp(WRDW)
Published: May. 10, 2022 at 10:54 AM EDT
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ATLANTA - Republican David Perdue raised $2.3 million in the three months ended April 30, the former U.S. senator’s campaign reports.

That’s behind the $2.7 million incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp raised in only 26 days following the April 4 end of the Georgia legislative session.

Perdue is the top challenger to Kemp in the May 24 GOP primary. Perdue loaned his campaign $500,000.

Perdue had about $900,000 in cash on April 30, while Kemp had $10.7 million.

Kemp has collected more than $22 million for his re-election bid, compared to the $3.5 million Perdue has raised in a shorter period.

Besides Kemp and Perdue, the GOP primary includes Republicans Catherine Davis, Kandiss Taylor and Tom Williams.

Meanwhile, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says donors gave $11.7 million to her campaign for governor in the three months ended April 30.

Abrams said last week she has more than $8 million in cash on hand. Abrams had $7.2 million in cash at the end of January.

That means she spent almost all she raised during the period.

Abrams is unopposed in the May 24 Democratic primary.

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