Democrat Jason Carter will report $1.3 million in contributions to his campaign for Georgia’s governor, a sizeable haul in just over seven weeks and in a state where Republicans control every statewide elected office.
Carter, a state senator and grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, announced in November that he would be challenging Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, who is seeking a second term. State and national Democrats have rallied around Carter and he is not expected to draw a major primary challenger.
Carter campaign chair Michael J. Coles told The Associated Press on Friday that Carter will report the money by the Jan. 8 deadline. Coles said the campaign had more than 1,800 donors, with over 1,500 of them from Georgia.
Another impressive aspect of this is that it appears Carter is yet to tap into his Grandfather’s national fundraising network.