Karen Handel raises over $1 million following the special election
Karen Handel, the Republican candidate in the race to replace Tom Price, has raised a staggering amount of dough ahead of the June 20 runoff election against Democrat Jon Ossoff. In the days following the April 18 election, she pulled in over $1 million.
The haul is a positive sign that Republicans in the district are banding together to support the party's nominee, despite a contentious primary election.
The AJC reported last week that Ossoff had received over $500,000 in donations following the election.
The two candidates' fundraising efforts are likely to further push boundaries in the upcoming weeks. Prior to April 18, outside groups spent over $14 million on the race, while Ossoff's campaign spent over $6 million. Fundraising reports indicated that Handel only spent $280,000.
According to a campaign memo, Ossoff's campaign plans on creating the “largest voter contact program the state of Georgia has ever seen," Roll Call reported on Monday. The publication found that the 30-year-old Democrat spent $2 million on "field operations," which included providing voters with a pre-paid Lyft code so Democrat voters could make it to the polls.