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Only 14% of Stacey Abrams' war chest comes from Georgia: report

A Fabrizio/Anzalone poll conducted earlier this month showed Kemp with a 7-point lead over Abrams

Published: July 19, 2022 4:10pm

Updated: July 19, 2022 4:58pm

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has raised a colossal sum of money for her election bid, but only a small fraction of her total haul has come from her would-be constituents in the state.

A report from Axios revealed that, of the $49.6 million the Abrams campaign has raised to put her in the governor's mansion, just $7.0 million came from donors within Georgia, roughly 14% of her total take.

Moreover, $1.5 million of that $7.0 million came from Fair Fight, an advocacy group Abrams founded. Removing this donation means that Georgia voters have filled just about 11.1% of Abrams' war chest.

Conversely, Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has raised $26.2 million of his total $31.5 million from within the state, about 83% of his total haul.

While both candidates received out of state donations, Abrams' percentage fair surpasses that of Kemp, with $16.6 million coming from Democratic strongholds California and Washington, D.C., alone.

Axios highlighted that Abrams raised a considerable sum of $6.7 million in unitemized donations, many of which likely came from Georgia and would boost her ratio if counted.

Kemp and Abrams last faced off in 2018, a contest in which Kemp emerged triumphant after a protracted ballot counting process.

Georgia has since supported Democratic President Joe Biden and elected Democratic Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.

A Fabrizio/Anzalone poll conducted earlier this month showed Kemp with a 7-point lead over Abrams, 52% to 45%.

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