Rick W. Allen reported putting the money into his campaign fund Thursday, two days after results from the four-way GOP primary showed Allen and Augusta attorney Wright McLeod running neck-and-neck for second place. Unofficial returns showed Allen leading by just 570 votes. McLeod could be eligible for a recount after official results are certified next week.
Allen’s latest cash infusion brings his total personal investment in the 12th District race to $540,000. If he makes the runoff, he will face Republican state Rep. Lee Anderson Grovetown.
The runoff winner takes on Democratic Rep. John Barrow in November.