When you’ve got good news in fundraising, you release it early. State Senator and candidate for governor Jason Carter released a good number today.
Jason Carter said, “We thought going into this campaign that Georgia was ready for something new, and now we know it for sure. There is pent-up energy among Democrats and a lot of Republicans for a new and better discussion about where our state needs to be. That’s what our fundraising numbers show, and I am very encouraged by the strong support our campaign has received.”
Tim Bryant and Martha Zoller talked to Senator Carter on Monday on Georgia’s Morning News and here’s what he had to say:
Here’s more from the Political Insider.
Tom Willis, campaign manager for the Deal campaign, released this statement to zpolitics, “Jason Carter will certainly need a substantial war chest if he’s going to base his campaign on fooling Georgians into believing that he is the one moderate, post-partisan Democrat in the Carter family. This would be a great haul for another Democrat in Georgia, but doesn’t seem overwhelming for someone who prides himself on his national, name-brand family.”
From Jason Carter for Governor press release:
ATLANTA (Jan. 3, 2014) – State Senator Jason Carter today announced his fundraising totals for the campaign finance disclosure period ending Dec. 31, 2013.
Sen. Carter raised $1.3 million dollars in just over seven weeks since announcing his candidacy for Governor on Nov. 7, 2013. While the campaign finance disclosure period covers three full months, Sen. Carter did not begin his campaign and start fundraising until almost halfway through the quarter.
“The level of enthusiasm for our campaign across the state has been very encouraging,” said Sen. Carter. “The overwhelming support for my run for Governor reaffirms that voters still believe in Georgia at its best and are ready to move our state forward.”
Sen. Carter also announced having more than $1.25 million cash on hand, and more than 1,800 contributors to his campaign. A full campaign finance disclosure will be filed with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission in advance of the Jan. 8, 2014, deadline.
“This strong fundraising report demonstrates that Georgia voters are ready for new leadership,” said Campaign Chair Michael J. Coles. “Jason is running for Governor because he is committed to making our public schools the very best they can be, to building an economy that works for the middle class, and to restoring an honest government that works for everyone. That message is clearly resonating, and we are very excited about the prospects for our campaign moving forward.”