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Here’s how much Georgia candidates have raised in statewide races

Here’s how much Georgia candidates have raised in statewide races

The slow drip of campaign fundraising reports culminated Thursday with a few surprises as state-level politicking begins to ramp up again with Georgia poised for a return to the national spotlight. It’s still early to draw many conclusions, and some races – most notably, the governor’s race – are not even fully set. But Thursday’s campaign fundraising deadline gave some candidates a chance to flex their fundraising muscle as the 2022 matchups begin to take shape. Governor’s race: Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s is socking away millions in anticipation of a hard-fought reelection bid. He reported raising $3.9 million during the last…
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Pro-Trump businessman Mike Collins announces run for Congress

Pro-Trump businessman Mike Collins announces run for Congress

A second Republican candidate has entered the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Greensboro, who is leaving Congress to run for Georgia secretary of state. Mike Collins, a small business owner from Jackson, announced Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District in next May’s primary. Collins is positioning himself as a strong supporter of former President Donald Trump and brings to the race the endorsement of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia. “I’m running for Congress because the radical left is out of control,” Collins said. “The liberals in Washington, D.C., won’t…
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Georgia’s elections chief will face challengers in Republican primary

Georgia’s elections chief will face challengers in Republican primary

 U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, R-Greensboro, and former Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle announced their candidacies for Georgia secretary of state Monday by attacking incumbent Brad Raffensperger’s handling of last year’s elections. Hice, who immediately picked up the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, accused Raffensperger of standing by while widespread election fraud compromised the integrity of Georgia’s elections process. “Though I am encouraged to see the General Assembly taking it upon themselves to address some of the glaring issues in our elections, Georgia deserves a secretary of state who will own the responsibilities of the office,” Hice said in a…
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