Kingston leads money race for Georgia Senate seat

5:20 PM, Oct 14, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) - The latest fundraising numbers for Georgia's U.S. Senate seat show Rep. Jack Kingston remains very popular with donors, while the rest of the Republican field is running about even.

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Reps. Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey and former Secretary of State Karen Handel each raised approximately $280,000 over the last three months. In comparison, Kingston reported more than $800,000 in contributions with about $2.9 million in cash.

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While Gingrey's quarterly numbers didn't match Kingston's, he has about $2.5 million in cash from previous months. Broun has about $450,000 and Handel has about $312,000 in cash on hand.

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Businessman David Perdue has also raised about $810,000 in the five months since launching his exploratory committee. Perdue has $1.3 million in cash after investing $1 million of his own money into the race.

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