In their pre-primary FEC disclosures, Ossoff raised $739K to Perdue’s $544K between April 1 and May 20
Ossoff outraised Perdue without accepting any contributions from corporate PACs; Perdue has been fined by FEC for excessive corporate fundraising
Ossoff’s average contribution during the period was only $46
Atlanta, Ga. — Investigative journalist and media executive Jon Ossoff (D) outraised his opponent, U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), by nearly $200,000 over the seven-week span between April 1 and May 20, according to the respective campaign’s FEC disclosures.
Ossoff raised $739,361 between April 1 and May 20, the Q2 pre-primary reporting period, with an average contribution of only $46. During that same period, Perdue raised $544,940.
Unlike Perdue, who has received nearly $2 million from corporate PACs and was fined by the FEC for taking excessive corporate contributions, Ossoff is refusing contributions from corporate PACs.
The race has tightened in recent weeks as the embattled incumbent Senator has faced intense scrutiny over his financial conduct in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recent Civiqs poll found Ossoff leading Perdue, 47 to 45 percent, and a GOP internal poll found the race neck-and-neck.
The Cook Political Report recently shifted the race toward Democrats, and Perdue has warned donors his seat is at risk.
“Perdue is on the ropes, and we are building the grassroots juggernaut that will defeat him in November,” Ossoff said. “From trading medical stocks to enrich himself during a pandemic to selling meetings for campaign cash, Perdue has sold us out to benefit the lobbyists and trade groups that bankroll his campaigns. Georgians demand change.”