With nearly $5 million cash-on-hand, the Abrams campaign is in a powerful financial position.
Fueled by low-dollar contributions from across the state, campaign raises $10.2 million in the quarter.
ATLANTA – The quarterly financial report released today by the Stacey Abrams for Governor campaign showed a record-breaking $16 million raised by September 30th. That number sets a new Georgia record in contemporary politics for fundraising, surpassing the $14 million raised by Governor Nathan Deal over the same time period in his 2014 re-election campaign.
The Abrams campaign begins the final month of the election cycle with $4.9M cash on hand – a massive war chest that will be used to communicate with voters, organize supporters, and finance a robust Get Out The Vote operation in every corner of the state.
“Since the beginning of this campaign, Stacey Abrams has been talking with Georgians from all walks of life in all 159 counties. Our campaign has invested in reaching out to voters in every community, which is why we are seeing tremendous enthusiasm for Stacey Abrams’ bold vision for this state,” said Campaign Manager Lauren Groh-Wargo. “Fueled by small-dollar contributions from across the diverse communities of Georgia, our campaign is in a powerful position to capitalize on the energy of the voters and their hunger for a candidate who hears them and speaks to the issues they care about most.”
- $16.25 million total raised this campaign cycle
- 38,000 Georgians contributed, the overwhelming majority giving less than $100 this campaign cycle
- $10.2 million raised during the reporting period
- $2.3 million collected in donations of less than $100 during the reporting period
The campaign has already devoted vast resources to engaging non-traditional voters, encouraging them to take advantage of the convenience of early vote and vote-by-mail. That investment is paying dividends, with the AJC reporting earlier this week that – compared to previous cycles – early voting has surged among African-Americans and women, demographics that are leaning heavily towards Stacey Abrams.
Abrams has visited every county in Georgia, and she has traveled across the state to share her vision of good-paying jobs, public education, and health care access for all. The Democratic Party of Georgia has more than 100 field staffers who have opened offices in every region of the state, reaching out to voters in every single one of Georgia’s 159 counties.
View the full report here.
Statewide Fundraising Since 2010:
2018 Stacey Abrams
Total raised by Sept 30: $16,251,414
Total raised in period: $10,219,995
COH Sept 30: $4.92M
2014 Nathan Deal
Total raised by Sept 30: $14,338,187
Total raised in period: $5,025,342
COH Sept 30: $2,633,398
2014 Jason Carter
Total raised by Sept 30: $6,936,008
Total raised in period: $3,049,928
COH Sept 30: $2,871,003
2010 Nathan Deal
Total raised by Sept 30: $6,287,574
Total raised in period: $2,674,802
COH Sept 30: $1,772,941
2010 Roy Barnes
Total raised by Sept 30: $7,748,416
Total raised in period: $2,840,128
COH Sept 30: $1,612,840