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  1. duluthmom says:

    I have a quick question for those who know the ins and outs of disclosures. Perhaps it’s obvious to you all, but it’s puzzling to me since I’m not involved in politics.

    In scanning Reed’s I noticed many of the contributors I know are listed in the wife’s name only (identified as homemakers) while their husbands who I know backed him, aren’t. What is the purpose or strategy for setting it up that way?

  2. Bill B. says:

    The main thing I noticed is what the Cagle Camp (including the AJC) did not point out:

    Reed Cash On Hand – $1,460,659
    Cagle Cash On Hand -$ 813,283

    2:1 ADVANTAGE REED!

  3. Bill B. says:

    Or maybe women are responding to Ralph’s positive vision for Georgia instead of Cagle’s negative personal attacks on Ralph.

    But it sure helps to have that 2:1 ADVANTAGE

  4. Romegaguy says:

    Bill Simon,

    How much was it that Ralph had raised for the runoff and General election that he cant legally spend until then? I was just wondering how much real cash on hand that Ralphie has and not that the crap that Bill B. and the campaign are touting.

  5. Demonbeck says:

    Even Reed supporters have to funnel their money through their wives to him. This Reed guy must have some kind of issue. I bet he doesn’t even pay the cashier at Chik-Fil-A directly.

  6. Bill Simon says:

    Something like $47,000 in cash that he cannot use in the primary…BUT, there appears to be some clause that actually might allow him to keep the money.

    Boy oh boy, we got ourselves some FINE ethics laws written in this state. (NOT!)

  7. Bull Moose says:

    I’ll tell you one thing that has me PISSED OFF is that Sonny Perdue’s local chairman in Chatham County is a donor to Ralph Reed. She should not be taking sides in this primary.

  8. Demonbeck says:

    Bull,

    If you and I are thinking about the same person, then you are wrong. She is a Cagle supporter all the way.

    Now the Chairman of the Savannah Area Republican Women is a Reed supporter.

  9. Bull Moose says:

    The woman that is Sonny Perdue’s chairman, her name is C.K., she is a $300 donor to the Reed campaign. She should be focused on the Governor’s race and not Reed’s. She should really have stayed neutral in this race. That’s going to hurt her.

  10. Brian from Ellijay says:

    So Reed has now only raised 3000 more than Casey this election…WOW.

    “State Senator and Lt. Governor candidate Casey Cagle raised $1,083,312, tripling the amount raised by his opponent for the disclosure period. This puts Cagle’s total fundraising for the cycle at $2,520,027.

    By contrast, Reed raised just $347,095 for the period. And, even AFTER giving himself a massive $500,000 loan from his personal fortune, Reed still lagged behind Cagle by over $200,000 for the period. In terms of total fundraising for the election, Reed has raised $2,522,795, putting the two candidates at parity. However, Reed has raised a large percentage of his funds from out of state, while Cagle has relied on Georgians for support. “

  11. Bill B. says:

    Keep trying to spin it but you can’t get away from the fact that Ralph Reed has a 2:1 ADVANTAGE in cash on hand. That mean you’re not going to be able to use the Cagle campaign strategy of lies and threats to win. The voters will get to make up their own minds.

    And BullMoose, you are the biggest idiot in the state. Do you even think before you type? Bet you don’t have a college degree either!

  12. Tater Tate says:

    Here is the bottom line. We now know where the big business money and the Georgia lobbyist money really is behind-Casey Cagle. Why? Because he is bought and paid for and controlled by those special interests.

    They will do anything to get their boy Casey in office. They cannot control Reed. So of course they are going to support their puppet.

    It is Casey who is beholden to the lobbyists and the money, not Reed.

    Go figure.

  13. 4ofspades says:

    From Andre at Georgia Politics Unfiltered

    Governor:

    Cathy Cox, Democrat: $560,379.26 net cash on hand
    Sonny Perdue, Republican: $9,058,817.67 net cash on hand
    Mark Taylor, Democrat: $1,127,634.44 net cash on hand

    Lt. Governor

    Casey Cagle, Republican: $813,284.75 net cash on hand
    Greg Hecht, Democrat: $269,462.72 net cash on hand
    Griffin Lotson, Democrat: $58,851.46 net cash on hand
    Jim Martin, Democrat: $293,657.65 net cash on hand
    Steen Miles, Democrat: $3,042.61 net cash on hand
    Ralph Reed, Republican: $1,460,669.96 net cash on hand

    Rufus O. Terill, Democrat: There are currently no June 30th campaign finance disclosure reports available for Rufus O. Terrill.

    Secretary of State

    Charlie Bailey, Republican: There are currently no June 30th campaign finance disclosure reports available for Charlie Bailey.
    Gail Buckner, Democrat: $28,458.48 net cash on hand
    Karen Handel, Republican: $259,143.33 net cash on hand
    Darryl Hicks, Democrat: $10,028.73 net cash on hand
    Scott Holcomb, Democrat: $52,400.07 net cash on hand
    Eric Martin, Republican: There are currently no June 30th campaign finance disclosure reports available for Eric Martin.
    Angela Moore, Democrat: There are currently no June 30th campaign finance disclosure reports available for Angela Moore.
    Walter Ray, Democrat: There are currently no June 30th campaign finance disclosure reports available for Walter Ray.
    Shyam Reddy, Democrat: $72,457.05 net cash on hand
    Bill Stephens, Republican: $232,127.20 net cash on hand

    Attorney General

    Thurbert Baker, Democrat: $1,508,088.37 net cash on hand
    Perry McGuire, Republican: $502,700.22 net cash on hand

    Commissioner of Agriculture

    Gary Black, Republican: $362,521.69 net cash on hand
    Bob Greer, Republican: $102,615.94 net cash on hand
    Tommy Irvin, Democrat: $650,558.34 net cash on hand
    Brian Kemp, Republican: $223,738.71 net cash on hand
    Deanna Strickland, Republican: -$4,610.02 deficit

    Insurance Commissioner

    Guy Drexinger, Democrat: $134,166.58 net cash on hand
    John Oxendine, Republican: $1,518,593.79 net cash on hand

    State School Superintendent

    Danny J. Carter, Republican: $209.50 net cash on hand
    Kathy Cox, Republican: $83,273.15 net cash on hand
    Carlotta Harrell, Democrat: There are currently no June 30th campaign finance disclosure reports available for Carlotta Harrell.
    Denise Majette, Democrat: $22,900.00 net cash on hand

    Labor Commissioner

    Brent Brown, Republican: $19,407.18 net cash on hand
    Chuck Scheid, Republican: $176.05 net cash on hand
    Michael Thurmond, Democrat: $309,036.12 net cash on hand

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