James Salzer has a story about how much money the two Parties have as well as what some candidates in key races have in the coffers:
Republican lieutenant governor candidate Casey Cagle reported that he had raised $4.497 million as of Oct. 25, spending $4.09 million. He had about $407,000 left in his campaign account. Democratic candidate Jim Martin reported having raised $2.76 million and spending all but $115,000 as of Oct. 25.
. Attorney General Thurbert Baker reported having $170,000 left of the $3 million he’s raised this election cycle. He reported spending $1.88 million since the end of last month, most of it on TV advertising. His Republican challenger, Perry McGuire, reported having raised $907,000 and having $480,000 left as of Oct. 25.
. Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin reported raising $821,000 in the past few weeks and $3.2 million this election cycle. He reported having $261,000 left in his account. Much of what he reported raising in the past few weeks came from personal funds. Republican challenger Gary Black reported raising just under $200,000 since the end of last month, and $1.235 million since his campaign began. He has spent all but $294,000 of it.
. In the race for the open Secretary of State’s post, Republican Karen Handel reported having raised $1.04 million so far, including $185,000 since the end of last month. She reported spending $935,000 so far, with $106,538 left in her campaign account. Her Democratic opponent, Gail Buckner, reported collecting $412,000 so far, and spending $410,000.
. Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine’s campaign reported raising $2.13 million this election cycle, including $120,000 since the end of the month. He has so far spent $1.7 million to win re-election, and his campaign has $430,000 in the bank. His Democratic opponent, Guy Drexinger, reported having raised $378,000, and having spent $365,600, leaving him with about $12,000.
I find it interesting that Irvin has dipped into his personal money.