Gov. Deal has raised $550,000 for re-election

Saturday, July 9, 2011 8:05 AM
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Stocking up for his 2014 re-election campaign, Gov. Nathan Deal has reportedly raised about $550,000 during the first six months of this year.

Gov. Nathan Deal  AP
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Gov. Nathan Deal

Deal ‘s official report is due to be submitted later tonight to the Georgia Government Transparency and Finance Commission.

But Brian Robinson, Deal’s chief of staff, confirmed the $550,000 figure.

The money includes an estimated $200,000 the GOP governor collected at a June 16 reception in Savannah.

Nearly all of the $550,000 was rounded up after April 14, after the General Assembly adjourned.

Candidates for state office are barred from accepting campaign money during the session, which began Jan. 10, the day Deal was sworn in.

Experts say a strong early fundraising effort by new office holders gives them a leg up over potential challengers and may even discourage some from emerging.

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Hucklebuck
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Hucklebuck 07/09/11 - 10:40 am
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The best politics money can

The best politics money can buy right here in good ol'god lovin' bible thumpin' Georgia. Can he get a year under his belt first? He didn't want to sign the immigration bill because it would hurt all of his buddies.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 07/09/11 - 12:26 pm
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That is about 1/10th what you

That is about 1/10th what you need to win in Georgia.

double_standard
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double_standard 07/09/11 - 02:22 pm
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He's gonna need every dime to

He's gonna need every dime to beat Kasim Reed.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 07/09/11 - 02:38 pm
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Funny thing. All political

Funny thing. All political scoreboards start with the dollar sign in front of them...

broad street narrow mind
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broad street narrow mind 07/09/11 - 03:11 pm
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whose money is he

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whose money is he raising?
hey, whose money did deke raise?
hey, whose money did matt aitken raise?

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