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Robopoll Puts Perdue up 8 Points

And pre-primary fundraising rolls in.

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Andrea Drusch
May 9, 2014, 7:30 a.m.

A new In­sid­erAd­vant­age poll (IVR) shows busi­ness­man Dav­id Per­due (R) lead­ing the pack by 8 points. Former Sec­ret­ary of State Kar­en Han­del (R) and Rep. Jack King­ston (R) battle for second place with 18% and 17% re­spect­ively (May 7, 531 LVs 4.2%). The same poll two weeks ago had shown Per­due and Han­del tied for first. The sev­en Re­pub­lic­an con­tenders will face off in a May 20 primary, with the top two likely ad­van­cing to a Ju­ly 22 run­off. (re­lease)

FUN­DRAIS­ING: Sev­er­al pre-primary FEC fil­ings are in, show­ing what can­did­ates raised for the month of April. (At­lanta Journ­al-Con­sti­tu­tion)

-Per­due ad­ded an­oth­er $1 mil­lion to his cam­paign. He also brought in $219,267 in dona­tions in April, fin­ish­ing with $467,275 in the bank.

-Rep. Paul Broun raised $142,580, spent, $192,039 and totals $180,843 on hand.

-Han­del raised $135,000, spent $180,000 and has $337,000 in the bank.

OUT­SIDERS: Amer­ic­an Fu­ture Fund is back­ing Han­del with a pos­it­ive TV ad and a six-fig­ure ad buy. The free-mar­ket group joins a num­ber of tea party or­gan­iz­a­tions seek­ing to push Han­del in­to the Ju­ly run­off. The spot, which touts Han­del’s “res­ults” work­ing against Obama and bal­an­cing a budget, will air statewide on net­work and cable TV. (Politico)

COM­MON CORE: King­ston is at­tack­ing Per­due on Com­mon Core with mail­ers that pair the busi­ness­man and the pres­id­ent. King­ston com­pares the con­tro­ver­sial edu­ca­tion stand­ards to Obama­care reg­u­la­tions. The mail­ers take a quote from Per­due in which he says “Com­mon Core I have no prob­lem with.” (At­lanta Journ­al-Con­sti­tu­tion)

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