Georgia Dems in better financial shape but still lag behind GOP
Posted: June 26, 2012 - 12:07am | Updated: June 26, 2012 - 7:…
Georgia (Jun 27, 2012) —
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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.