Kingston: $1.1 Million Raised in First Quarter

Official filings aren’t due until next week, but the Jack Kingston for Senate campaign is trumpeting the news early. From a press release:

Jack Kingston’s campaign for U.S. Senate will report having raised more than $1 million in the first three months of the year.

The fundraising period is Kingston’s best yet in his bid to replace retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss.

“The generosity of so many Georgians both in volunteer hours and financial support has been outstanding,” said Kingston. “Libby and I cannot thank everyone enough for all their help in this endeavor. With ballots already being cast in this race, we are looking forward to a strong finish on May 20.”

Of the amount raised, 89 percent came from Georgians with more than 2,200 donors in total.

To date Kingston has raised more than $5.3 million in the race and will close the first quarter with $2.1 million on hand.

Kingston’s fundraising success has allowed him to be the only candidate airing television ads all across Georgia. He is also the only candidate to have announced a grassroots campaign chairman in all 159 counties in the state.

Previously leaked information shows the Paul Broun campaign with $345,000 and the Phil Gingrey campaign with $326,000 raised in Q1. Meanwhile, the Handel campaign reports raising north of $200,000 following Sarah Palin’s visit.