As four big-name Democratic presidential candidates prepare to make their pitch to Georgians in a crowded primary, here’s a look at whom the state’s residents are supporting with cash.
California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris leads the Democrats with more than $203,000 coming from Georgia, which is more than twice her nearest party rival, according to data from the Federal Election Commission. The figures are through the first quarter of 2019 and don’t include former Vice President Joe Biden, who announced his candidacy after the reporting period.
Harris held a pair of big campaign events in Atlanta in March. She visited Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached, and she held a rally at Morehouse College with a crowd of about 3,000 people.
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar came in second with nearly $82,000 coming from the Peach State. She held an Atlanta fundraiser in February.
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Bernie Sanders is in third in the Georgia money race with about $46,000. He visited Augusta last month, and any donations from that event are not included in this report.
Whoever wins the Democratic primary will have a challenge in Georgia. President Donald Trump has stepped up his fundraising. He has collected nearly $491,000 from the state, and that number is likely to get much larger as the election gets closer.
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