Rep. Jack Kingston (R) raised $1.6 million in the second quarter, compared to businessman David Perdue's (R) $974,000. Perdue also loaned his campaign $500,000. About a half million on Kingston's hual came from political action committees. Kingston spent $1.74 million this quarter and maintains $1.16 million in the bank. Perdue spent $1.15 million and finished with $783,000 on hand. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
NUMBERS: An Insider Advantage poll for Morris News and Fox5 of Atlanta shows Kingston nearly tied with Perdue, at 43% to 41% respectively (July 7-9, 1,278 LVs, +/-2.7%). (Savannah Morning News)
GUEST LIST: Among the co-hosts of a Capitol Hill fundraiser for former nonprofit CEO Michelle Nunn (D) was Virtual Murrell, "an early leader of the Black Panther Party during its militant phase and later a political consultant who, in the mid 1990s, spent time in jail for using his perch in city government to extort local businesses."
Nunn's campaign issued this statement: "Our campaign was unaware of Mr. Murrell's criminal history and disagrees with his comments." (National Review)