War chest wars: Candidates’ campaign money detailed

by Ricky Leroux July 15, 2014 04:00 AM   MARIETTA — Prepare for an all-out assault…

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by Ricky Leroux
July 15, 2014 04:00 AM
MARIETTA — Prepare for an all-out assault of campaign ads in your mailbox, over your phone and on your television.
With July 22’s runoff elections a week away, candidates for several high profile positions will be emptying their war chests to buy direct mail advertisements, employ callers and purchase commercials in an attempt to drive supporters to the polls. And some candidates have large war chests.

For example, there is about $2 million cash on hand between Republican U.S. Senate candidates Jack Kingston and David Perdue.

“I’m sure both of those candidates are going to … continue to raise money right up to the last possible minute,” said Kerwin Swint, a political science professor at Kennesaw State University.

According to disclosure filings on the Federal Election Commission’s website, Kingston, an 11-term congressman, has received more than $7 million in contributions over the course of his candidacy, including about $2 million in the last three months alone. Kingston had about $1.2 million cash on hand as of June 30. …



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