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Kemp raises $4M in early 2021, has $9M in bank for 2022 race

Governor Brian Kemp
Posted at 7:56 PM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-08 21:40:13-04

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Governor Brian Kemp has more than $9 million on hand more than a year before the 2022 general election. The incumbent reports having raised nearly $4 million from Feb. 1 through June 30. Kemp has raised nearly $12 million since the beginning of 2020. He is one of dozens of statewide candidates who filed campaign finance reports Thursday with state ethics officials. More than a quarter of Kemp’s money was from donors giving the maximum contribution of $7,000. Vernon Jones, a former Democratic state representative who is now challenging Kemp in the Republican primary, reports raising $650,000. No Democrats have filed yet, although 2018 nominee Stacey Abrams could launch a rematch.