Georgia Dems in better financial shape but still lag behind GOP

 Posted: June 26, 2012 - 12:07am  |  Updated: June 26, 2012 - 7:…

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 Posted: June 26, 2012 - 12:07am  |  Updated: June 26, 2012 - 7:16am 
Georgia Democratic Party finances — described earlier this year as shaky by the group’s former treasurer — have improved slightly.

But its cash on hand lagged behind the state Republican Party by more than $850,000 and fell further behind in May.

A report the Democrats filed last week with the Federal Election Commission said the party had banked $86,334 as of May 31.

That’s up from $76,857 at the end of April, said the report, filed by the new party treasurer, state Sen. Lester Jackson of Savannah.

Meanwhile, the state GOP filed a report with the FEC saying it had nearly $933,000 in the bank, up from about $826,000 at the end of April.

Kerwin Swint, a political science professor at Kennesaw State University, attributed the GOP’s better financial condition to the 2010 elections. Republicans won every statewide office that year. 


 

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