D.C. party PACs flood Georgia with big bucks backing Abrams and Kemp in governor’s race

stacey abrams and brian kemp faceoff photos

stacey abrams and brian kemp faceoff photos

Big-money political action committees are reporting today what they are spending as Georgia’s gubernatorial election nears, and the Democratic Governors Association is among those flexing its financial muscle in the race.

The group reported Thursday that it had put another $3.3 million into Georgia - most of it going to the state Democratic Party to run ads in support of its gubernatorial nominee, Stacey Abrams.

The Democratic Governors Association has so far sunk almost $4.2 million into helping Abrams beat Republican nominee Brian Kemp.

This summer the Republican  Governors Association spent about $2 million on ads supporting Kemp. It also gave $750,000 to the state Republican Party in September. The two parties are expected to file their latest campaign disclosures later today, so those figures may increase.

Abrams and Kemp aren’t the only ones getting help from D.C. party PACs. The Republican Attorneys General Association has pumped  $1.3 million into supporting Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr through a so-called “independent group” called Peachtree Prosperity. The Republican incumbent faces former Fulton County prosecutor Charlie Bailey in next week’s election.