Jason Carter Raises $2 Million and Credits Grassroots

It looks like those requests to chip in a buck worked for Georgia gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter.

His campaign announced this afternoon that it raised $2 million in the second quarter, with over 6,000 new grassroots contributors.

In a press release, Carter’s campaign emphasized the grassroots part.

“While Jason is building his campaign from the grassroots, Gov. Deal is relying on secret national Republican money to bankroll his campaign. The same DC money group that spent more than $6 million to elect Gov. Deal in 2010 has already spent $1.5 million this year attacking Jason. Despite the attack ads, Real Clear Politics rates the race as a toss-up, showing that Georgians won’t be distracted from Gov. Deal’s failed record.

The Carter campaign claims to have over 13,000 contributors, with the majority of campaign funds coming from Georgia. It claims to have over $1.8 million cash on hand.