Five of the state's 14 House members, including Graves, did not face a general election opponent last year, which by Crowdpac's count makes it one of the most politically noncompetitive states in the country.
“Most citizens aren’t aware they won’t have a choice at the ballot box until it’s too late; we hope this new campaign will raise awareness and encourage citizens to take action,” said Irene Shin, the site's political director.
Graves has not faced a general election opponent since 2012. But he has faced primary opponents in all but one of his last seven races, in many ways a bigger battle since the 14th District is rated among the most heavily Republican in the country. Graves has not made a formal announcement about 2018 but has given every indication he plans to run again next year.
This isn't Crowdpac's first foray into Georgia. The left-leaning Atlanta super PAC My Ride to Vote used the site to crowdfund more than $75,000 to give free rides to the polls to "traditionally underrepresented" voters during the 6th Congressional District special election earlier this year.
The site lets users mulling a run for office post their policy pitches and solicit pledges from potential donors. The candidates see the money only if they formally jump into the race.