John Oxendine raised more than $850,000 in about two months and had $1.83 million in cash on hand as of July 1, according to a report his campaign filed with the State Ethics Commission on Wednesday.
Oxendine, the state insurance commissioner and front-runner for the GOP nomination as governor, has now raised nearly $4 million, most of any Republican and second only to former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes.
Oxendine’s haul is even more impressive given that state law barred him from raising money while the Legislature was in session, meaning he was prevented from accepting contributions the entire month of April.
Plus, his campaign said, the $1.83 million in cash on hand is after he paid for two weeks of aggressive television advertising.
See his report here.
The deadline for all campaigns to file their quarterly report, covering money raised and spent from April 1 through June 30, is midnight Thursday.