Next door in the 7th District, Carolyn Bourdeaux pulled in $312,000 from May to the July 4 holiday. The Democrat’s campaign circulated a press release Friday crowing that she raised nearly 10 times as much as her runoff opponent David Kim.
“As we continue to campaign across the district, our message is clearly resonating, and we will continue building the broad base of support it will take to win this seat,” said Bourdeaux. Like McBath, the Georgia State professor had fundraising help from EMILY’s List and Act Blue, a national platform that lets campaigns accept contributions online.
Kim loaned his campaign another $441,000 during the same period, nearly doubling his personal contribution to his congressional bid. He reported raising only $34,000 in May and June.
The winner of the Kim-Bourdeaux contest will take on incumbent Rob Woodall, R-Lawrenceville, in the fall.
Update: The Woodall campaign on Sunday reported raising $153,000 through July 30.
Here are the latest fundraising numbers. Figures have been rounded:
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (May 3-June 30)
Total contributions: $153,000
Cash on hand: $529,000
Carolyn Bourdeaux (May 3-July 4)
Total contributions: $312,000
Cash on hand: $98,000
David Kim (May 3-July 4)
Total contributions: $34,000
Cash on hand: $86,000