Republican Governor Brian Kemp and Democrat challenger Stacey Abrams announced their fundraising totals for the previous quarter.

The numbers reflect a sharp financial advantage for Abrams as she seeks to flip the seat to Democratic control.

According to a release from her campaign, Abrams, who was defeated by Kemp in 2018, has taken in $28 million since announcing her campaign in December.

During the period between May 1 and June 30, Abrams hauled in more than $9 million in her campaign account, complementing the total with more than $12 million in her One Georgia Leadership Committee.

Between the two accounts, Abrams has $18.5 million cash-on-hand.

“The Abrams for Governor campaign is gaining momentum thanks to robust and diverse funding streams fueled by nearly a quarter-million grassroots donors giving $100 or less. As we look ahead to November to unseat an extreme incumbent who has championed a dangerous and unpopular far-right agenda and signed legislation to give himself unlimited money, we know that we have to out-raise and out-work his built-in advantages of free media and his doling out of funds secured by federal Democrats that he opposed,” the group said in the press release.

Between Kemp’s campaign account and his leadership committee, the incumbent brought in almost $7 million dollars. Specifically, the campaign raised $3.8 million between May 1 and June 30. At the same time, $3 million was donated to his Georgians First Leadership Committee.

Across the accounts, Kemp has roughly $7 million cash-on-hand.

“Abrams and her liberal allies can – and will – continue to outraise and outspend our campaign, but we will continue to run on Governor Kemp’s record of putting Georgians first and securing historic economic success for our state,” campaign spokesman Tate Mitchell told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Despite the stark fundraising differences, Kemp maintains a lead over Abrams, according to the latest poll. Kemp collected 53 percent of the support, compared to 44 percent for Abrams.

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Cooper Moran is a reporter for The Georgia Star News and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Brian Kemp” by Brian Kemp. Photo “Stacey Abrams” by Stacey Abrams.