On Tuesday, with a June 30 deadline only seven days away, Karen Handel begged for spare change.
“Any amount you can contribute right now will go a long way in helping us meet our goals next week,” the Republican candidate for governor said.
At five days out, John Oxendine , a GOP rival, asked supporters to empty their pockets, else a Democratic bogeyman will reign over them. “I am running to protect the traditional values Georgia holds dear from Roy Barnes and the liberals in Atlanta,” he said.
Republicans and Democrats alike, whether running for governor or something else, see the end of the month as a kind of CRCT test for grown-ups.
The size of a candidate’s treasury in the first six months of this year will be read as a measure of strength and viability — could determine the size of his/her treasury for the next six months as well.
There will be exceptions. Democrat Roy Barnes specifically declared that he wouldn’t start his campaign until next month,
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