Sources close to Cathy Cox’s campaign for Governor are telling me that the campaign is delighted by the amount of money they have been able to raise. “The campaign knew it would be a difficult start with [Mark Taylor] already out. But, those who gave to Cathy as Secretary of State are excited about her being Governor and want to help her get there,” said one.
The money that Cox is raising, though not expected to be at Mark Taylor’s level, are expected to be solid and enough to keep her viable against Mark Taylor.
In related news, I’m told that despite close times with Mark Taylor and a not all too pleasant feeling about Cathy Cox, Shirley Franklin is keenly aware that she could play “king maker” and is seriously considering getting out in front with Cathy Cox if Cathy’s fundraising proves her viable.