Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, announced this past week that his campaign for lieutenant governor has nearly $1.5 million in cash on hand after the recent reporting deadline passed.
The Shafer campaign announced the figures Thursday morning with less than a month to go before qualifying begins for the seat. To date, the campaign said it has raised nearly $1.6 million.
“I’m humbled by the investment that Georgians are making into our campaign,” Shafer said. “They know I am a proven, conservative leader who will stand up to powerful special interests like the NFL, speak up for our veterans and never quit the fight for lower taxes and better jobs for working families.”
Shafer’s campaign fundraising report shows he has more cash on hand — $1.48 million to be exact — than his two main Republican opponents, former Sen. Rick Jeffares and former Rep. Geoff Duncan, have raised combined. Jeffares reported raising $708,353 so far with $421,933.87 in cash on hand, and Duncan reported raising $720,958.72 to date with $516, 228.61 in cash on hand.