Here’s the latest news out of Georgia:
Democratic Senate nominee Jon Ossoff said Wednesday he raised more than $3.45 million between April and June, with much of that sum coming in the three weeks since he won the primary to challenge Republican David Perdue.
Ossoff said he’ll report that he's collected at least $2.35 million since the June 9 primary, which he won outright over six other Democrats to avoid a runoff. The average contribution in the second quarter was roughly $20, he said.
The Democrat aims to keep pace with Perdue, a former Fortune 500 chief executive who reported in April he had amassed more than $9 million for his re-election bid. The GOP incumbent is set to release his latest fundraising details later this month.
Ossoff, an investigative journalist, has built a reputation as one of the party’s most successful fundraisers. He collected about $30 million during the 2017 special election for a suburban Atlanta congressional seat, a race he narrowly lost to Republican Karen Handel.
His aides said his latest haul doesn’t include a $450,000 loan he made to his campaign in the final weeks of the primary to finance more ads and get-out-the-vote efforts, boosting his chances to avoid what would have been a grueling August runoff.
In the middle of that chat, one of your Insiders asked Jon Ossoff’s camp if his presence on a call with the Rev. Raphael Warnock was tantamount to an endorsement of him.
We were told yes, without a doubt, that Ossoff has endorsed Warnock in the contest and long been supportive of his candidacy in the free-for-all race that also features fellow Democrats Matt Lieberman and Ed Tarver.
Other Democrats endorsed Warnock on Tuesday, including former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, House Minority Leader Bob Trammell of Luthersville, 2018 gubernatorial candidate Stacey Evans and dozens of other state legislators.
“As a man of faith, I know that Reverend Warnock will be committed to fighting for the least among us in the Senate, and to ensuring that the interests of hardworking people and families are represented in Washington,” said Cleland.
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