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12:56 p.m. — The jury that is in it’s 11th day of deliberations in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis took it’s hour-long break of lunch, still unable to agree on verdicts for any of the 13 charges against him.
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.