A press release from Jason Carter’s gubernatorial campaign states that they have raised over $3 million in the 3rd Quarter and have more than $2.8 million on hand. As a point of comparison, Roy Barnes had $1.6 million on hand at the end of the 3rd quarter in 2010 and raised $2.84 million in that same quarter.
They also report a total of 22,000 grassroot supporters through the end of the quarter. Matt McGrath, Carter’s campaign manager, shared his views on their grassroot support while taking a shot at the Governor:
We’ve seen an enormous outpouring of support from grassroots donors who are sending contributions of $5 and $10. While the governor will continue to rely on millions of dollars in outside money, our campaign is in a strong position for the final stretch. Our grassroots support has allowed us to run a robust campaign, introducing Jason to voters across Georgia on TV and building an unprecedented field campaign to get voters to the polls.
According to the September 30 report filed by the campaign, a total $288,605.03 was raised in non-itemized contributions of $100 or less during the quarter.
Carter spent just over $2 million this quarter for a total of almost $4.13 million for the campaign through the 30th of September. The campaign also reports no debts.
Update: After the original publication of this post, Governor Deal’s report was posted on the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission’s website.