Roll Call: Kingston Adds $880,000 During Q4

January 8, 2014 17:52 pm

by Charlie · 3 comments

Roll Call says they have the numbers first.  Now you have them:

Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston will file yet another strong fundraising period when fourth-quarter reports are due at the end of the month.

Kingston, one of the three Republican congressmen running for the state’s open Senate seat, pulled in $880,000 from September through December, according to figures first obtained by CQ Roll Call. He ended the year with $3.4 million on hand after raising a total of $4.2 million for the cycle.

It’s the best quarter of the cycle for Kingston, who brought in just more than $800,000 in the third quarter. None of the other Republicans in the deep primary field have released their fourth-quarter fundraising numbers.

I think every other candidate is willing to unofficially concede the money race to Kingston.  But two of the others have much higher name ID, one has the direct backing of God, and the other seems to have a checkbook as big as God’s.  We’ll report on the efforts of the others as we receive them.

peachpundit (@peachpundit) January 8, 2014 at 5:52 pm

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Thomas Adams (@GeorgiaCRE) January 8, 2014 at 6:27 pm

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Charlie January 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Official Kingston Press release:

Kingston Raises $880,000 in 4th Quarter
Enters Election Year with $3.4M War Chest

ATLANTA, GA – Jack Kingston will report having raised more than $880,000 in the last three months of 2013.

The figure allows Kingston to kick off Election Year with a campaign war chest of $3.4 million for his bid to represent Georgia in the United States Senate.

“We are truly grateful for the support and encouragement of so many Georgians in every corner of our state,” said Kingston. “As momentum for our efforts continues to grow, we enter Election Year on a strong footing to spread our message of conservative principles. Together we can take back our country and renew America.”

More than 84 percent of Kingston’s donations this quarter came from the State of Georgia and nearly a third came from vote-rich Metropolitan Atlanta.

Kingston continues to lead fundraising in the race, having raised a total of $4.2 million this cycle.

The announcement comes of the heels of the grand opening of Kingston’s statewide Senate headquarters in which more than 200 grassroots activists packed its Gwinnett County-based offices.

“While fundraising is a key barometer of success, we are working hard to build the volunteer and grassroots that will allow us to win the ground game,” said Kingston.

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