The two Republican candidates fundraising feats in Gwinnett compare to their statewide fundraising. Cruz beats out Carson across the state with more than $150,000 raised statewide, according to an AJC report. Carson trails Cruz by about $20,000 across Georgia. Though Donald Trump is leading by nearly 50 percent in a new CNN poll, the billionaire has very little financial backing from Georgians.
Likely due to his campaign being primarily self-funded, Trump only raised $14,000 in Georgia, according to the FEC report.
More than $1,000 of that came from Christo Makrides, the chief financial officer of the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group.
“He is all about the tough decisions, he does not avoid confronting people or special groups who need to be confronted,” Makrides said. “He will call the difficult choices, which means that some people will get angry for his actions, opinions and decisions.”
For an in-depth look at which candidates have the most support by dollars, visit the interactive chart. You can see amounts raised by ZIP code.
For a statewide look at money raised by quarter and by candidate, visit the statewide interactive chart.