Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock raised more than $100 million each in the past two months as they get set for the Jan. 5 Senate runoffs in Georgia.
Politico reported that Ossoff brought in $106.8 million in two months – becoming the best funded Senate candidate in history. He spent $93.5 million from Oct. 15-Dec. 16 and had $17.5 million banked ahead of the closing days of his campaign against Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga.
Perdue brought in $68 million during the same time frame. After spending $58 million, he had $16 million left in the bank.
In the other runoff campaign, Warnock outraised Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga. He brought in $103.4 million and spent $86.1 million. Warnock had $22.8 million in the bank.
Loeffler raised $64 million in the same time period. She spent $48.6 million and ended the period with $21.3 million cash in the bank, Politico reported.
The fundraising figures came in Federal Election Commission reports that were released Thursday night.
All four candidates broke the $57.9 million brought in by Democrat Jamie Harrison in the third quarter of the year during his failed campaign against Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
Meanwhile, The Washington Post reported that nearly half of the money raised by the two Democrat candidates in Georgia came from people donating less than $200. Donations from small-dollar givers accounted for 29% of Loeffler’s campaign funds and 25% of Perdue’s.
Several super PACs and nonprofit organizations are backing all four Georgia candidates and have also poured millions into advertisements.
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