Georgia Senate: Perdue has nearly $11M in the bank for 2020 bid

In his bid for re-election, Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue, left, faces Democrat Jon Ossoff.

U.S. Sen. David Perdue has amassed a campaign war chest of nearly $11 million to boost his re-election bid against Democrat Jon Ossoff, after collecting roughly $2.2 million between April and June.

The Republican also will report raising another $700,000 during the second quarter for outside groups that will help his quest for another term. He ends the three-month period with $10.7 million cash on hand for his November campaign.

The former Fortune 500 chief executive, was out-raised during the quarter by Ossoff, who said he would report raising more than $3.45 million over the span, including at least $2.35 million since he won the Democratic primary in June.

Ossoff has yet to report how much campaign cash he has on hand.

Democrats highlight recent polls that show President Donald Trump, who is visiting Atlanta on Wednesday, trailing Joe Biden in Georgia and a tight race between Ossoff and Perdue.

Ossoff has tried to frame the Republican as a corrupt lackey of Trump bent on preserving the status quo, and attacked him for accepting contributions from corporate PACs, something he has refused to do.

Perdue has countered by trying to cast Ossoff as too liberal for Georgians, and has sought to tie him to the “defund police” movement gaining traction in some parts of the country amid protests over racial justice and law enforcement policies.

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