Karen Handel and Nathan Deal have a combined $110,238 to spend on their three-week Republican runoff for governor. In other words, bupkis.
From Shannon McCaffery with the Associated Press:
The scramble for cash is on in the three-week sprint to Georgia’s Aug. 10 runoff.
Nathan Deal and Karen Handel are working the phones, lining up the dollars they’ll need to win the GOP nomination. Both skated into the primary nearly on empty and must quickly reload in time to get television ads up.
A review of campaign disclosures by The Associated Press shows that Handel has just $66,648 in money designated for the primary runoff. Deal had $43,590.
To put that in perspective, a weeklong statewide media buy costs roughly $600,000.
Both campaigns said Thursday they are having a far easier time raising cash now that they have emerged as the top two vote getters.