Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp raises nearly $4 million in two months ahead of Stacey Abrams rematch

Republican incumbent is locked in neck-and-neck race with Democratic star and voter turnout activist.

Updated: July 7, 2022 - 4:10pm

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Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp has raised nearly $4 million within two months as he ramps up his general election campaign against well-funded Democrat challenger Stacey Abrams.

The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday that Kemp's campaign brought in $3.8 million from May 1 to June 30. According to an Axios report, the pro-Kemp Georgians First Leadership Committee PAC hauled in an additional $3 million during the same eight-week span. 

Kemp easily won his primary on May 24, as did Abrams, who ran unchallenged.

During his primary against former GOP Sen. David Perdue, Kemp raised about $7 million and in April had over $10 million cash on hand.

Former top aide to Vice President Mike Pence Marc Short was recently brought aboard the Kemp campaign to assist with his national fundraising effort.

Kemp narrowly defeated Abrams, a prolific fundraiser, in 2018, and their 2022 rematch has emerged as the top gubernatorial contest of this midterm election cycle. 

Abrams brought in $11.7 million during the first quarter of the year, which ended March 31. Her most recent campaign finance report has not yet been released. 

Kemp leads Abrams by 4.8 points, according to the most recent RealClearPolitics.com polls average.

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