Kemp raises a massive $1.7 million for 2018 race
Brian Kemp is off to a strong start in the race for governor. As fundraising reports begin trickling in, the Republican Secretary of State has announced that he has already raised $1.7 million for his campaign. Not only is the number massive, it's also the largest early amount in a race that doesn't include an incumbent candidate.
“While I am proud of our successes, we can’t rest on our laurels. It’s time to get back on the road and continue to spread our message, grow our grassroots army, and build our fundraising network," Kemp said. "Our campaign has worked hard to get to this point but we are just getting started.”
A press release from Kemp's campaign indicated that he has received donations from over 1,600 donors in 200 cities, and currently has over $1.5 million Cash On Hand.
Last week, State Senator Hunter Hill announced that he raised $1 million for his gubernatorial bid. No word yet on fundraising numbers from Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and State Senator Michael Williams, who are also running for governor.