GEORGIA

Kingston Outraises Self-funded Perdue

Andrea Drusch
July 11, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

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)

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