Posted: 1:29 pm Monday, July 7th, 2014

Jason Carter raises more than $2M in last three months 

By Greg Bluestein

Democrat Jason Carter raised more than $2 million in the last three months, and has more than $1.8 million in cash on hand. The campaign said it added more than 6,000 new donors between April and June in his quest to unseat Gov. Nathan Deal.

It follows an initial strong showing for the Atlanta state senator, who soaked up $1.3 million in campaign cash in less than two months after he announced his candidacy. Carter’s take during the 11 days after the legislative session’s end led his camp to crow about a five-to-one fundraising advantage over Deal.

He will not enjoy the same advantage this time around. Deal has hit the fundraising circuit hard, including six-figure takes from fundraisers featuring the likes of ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

The key question Carter faces, which we noted at the fundraising deadline last week, is whether this will be enough to stay in the same ballpark as Deal. The governor, who last reported nearly $4 million in his campaign coffers, is expected to post his numbers tomorrow.

If the Carter campaign’s burn rate seems high, it’s because of the decision to unleash a wave of TV buys to counter the GOP attack ads that targeted his background as a trial lawyer and his stance on Medicaid expansion. Carter’s camp said it spent roughly $1.3 million on its ads to introduce the Democrat to voters across the state.

The campaign claims more than 13,000 total donors. We won’t see the total figures until tomorrow, but a Democratic operative says that 70 percent of Carter’s overall take came from within the state.

16 comments
honested
honested

Deal's clever plans should work well......

If he can keep Democrats, Independents and honest republicans from VOTING in November.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

Only "attack ads" according to the AJC and other Democrats.  There were no lies or exaggerations.

LHardingDawg
LHardingDawg

That's what the world needs, another trial lawyer politician. One call, that's all!

td1234
td1234

How much did Deal raise and how many different donors from in and out of state did he have? 


One can not do an analysis without this information. 

NOlongerRepublican
NOlongerRepublican

Proud to say one of those donors was me! And yes I live right here in Georgia Ed!

EdUktr
EdUktr

Not at all curious how much of Jason Carter's (and Michelle Nunn's) money is coming from, Jim? I hear 70-80% is from out-of-state donors.

That raise any flags?

Retired-Soldier
Retired-Soldier

As a conservative I'm not a Deal or Carter fan, but 2 million is an impressive number.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Jason Carter, you have youth and you connect with the average Georgian, as JFK had youth and connected with the average American.  Gov. Deal represents the older, well-heeled Georgians who know how to use their political contacts to their advantage.


I believe that your vision is one that will move Georgia forward and because you are young you have the energy to get out and campaign at the grass roots level, with ordinary Georgians, as Michelle Nunn is doing.  This does not take a lot of money.  It takes energy and commitment which the younger candidates will have as advantages over the older candidates, like Deal.


Use you time, more than money, to invest in shaking the hands of as many Georgians as you can between now and November.  They will remember your efforts, tell their families and friends about your efforts in their behalf, and will vote for you in November.  I will be voting for you.

PoliticalOutsider
PoliticalOutsider

EdUloser

Call Eric Cantor and ash him about his poll numbers and how the election turned out for him. 6,000 new donors between April and June along with $2M is impressive, I don't care what anybody says. That's strong as new rope!

DS
DS

@The_Centrist "There were no lies or exaggerations."

Let's see:

“We know ObamaCare is making health care coverage more expensive... 

Lie. It's making coverage much less expensive than before for most people who enrolled through the exchanges. Many people with employer-provided care experienced premium increases, but for most, the increase was at a lower rate than typical increases before Obamacare.

Costing us jobs... 

Lie. It's increasing jobs, especially in health care and related industries.

And forcing people to pay for things they don’t want or need 

Exaggeration. There are some people who do not want health coverage, but that's rare, because most everyone needs health insurance. And enrollment exceeded expectations by far, so clearly lots of people want it.

BurroughstonBroch
BurroughstonBroch

@MaryElizabethSings Of course you will vote for him because he will have a D beside his name on the ballot. That's all that's needed for your loyal support.

And Jason Carter mines his grandsire's contacts and pocketbooks as much as Nathan Deal mines his contacts. 

EdUktr
EdUktr

@PoliticalOutsider

PoliticalButtSlider: Tell that to the Huffington Post.