U.S. Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican, arrives at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Photo: Julio Cortez/AP
Photo: Julio Cortez/AP

David Perdue to report raising $2.5 million toward Senate reelection bid

U.S. Sen. David Perdue raised $2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, including $1.8 million that went directly into his campaign account, his team announced today.

That leaves the Republican incumbent with $7.8 million in cash on hand for his reelection campaign this year.

The only other candidate in this Georgia race to announce fundraising figures for the period is Democrat Jon Ossoff, who reported a $1 million haul during the final three months of 2019.

Ossoff did not provide an update on the amount of cash he had in hand, but in October the figure was about $1.3 million.

Perdue’s latest fundraising tally demonstrates the tough road ahead for Democrats hoping to unseat an  incumbent with generally solid approval numbers.

“Georgians are proud of Senator Perdue's record as a bipartisan leader and political outsider who gets results for our families,” campaign manager Ben Fry said in a statement. “Their early investment in his campaign shows they are not taking this election for granted and they are grateful that Senator Perdue is leading the way to grow our economy and keep Americans safe.”

Two other Democrats in the race, Teresa Tomlinson and Sarah Riggs Amico, have not yet reported fundraising figures for this time period.

Tomlinson, Amico and Ossoff are all competing for the chance to serve as the party’s nominee in a matchup against Perdue in November.

Simultaneously, Democrats are also lining up to run against either U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler or U.S. Rep. Doug Collins in the campaign for Georgia’s other Senate seat.

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Tia Mitchell
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Tia Mitchell is the AJC’s Washington correspondent.
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