ATLANTA Campaign finance reports for Georgia's crowded gubernatorial field are trickling in.
Among the Republican contenders, U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal led the pack by raising $980,000 during the six-month reporting period. The Gainesville lawmaker also received a $250,000 loan.
State Sen. Eric Johnson of Savannah was a close second, saying he has collected nearly $963,000 in donations since entering the race in April.
Secretary of State Karen Handel said she raised more than $430,000 during the six-month reporting period, and Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine said he took in about $420,000.
State Rep. Austin Scott has raised about $180,000 and long-shot GOP candidate Ray McBerry has raised about $18,000.
On the Democratic side, former Georgia National Guard commander David Poythress raised about $120,000 and received a $185,000 loan during the six-month span.
Former Gov. Roy Barnes raised no money during the period because he formally entered the race in July.
House Minority Leader DuBose Porter reported raising $231,250.
A report for another Democrat, Attorney General Thurbert Baker, was not immediately available.