Donations jump for Georgia GOP’s Kemp, Warnock stays strong | Ap

ATLANTA (AP) β€” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp sharply accelerated his fundraising over the summer, taking in $28.7 million for his campaign and an associated leadership committee in a three-month period.

The Republican on Wednesday announced his fundraising numbers through Sept. 30 as he seeks to keep pace with the big amounts of cash that Democrat Stacey Abrams has been hauling in. It’s a much stronger performance than the $6.8 million Kemp collected in the two months ended June 30, pushing his total raised to nearly $60 million. It’s also more than the $22.4 million he raised in his entire run against Abrams in 2018.

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