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07 January 2010

Vincent Fort Outraised By Political Newcomer

Meet Graham Balch.

Balch's political experience is limited to membership with the Fulton County Democratic Party. Yet, he has managed to finish 2009 with more money in the bank than the man he hopes to replace in the Georgia State Senate -- Vincent Fort.

Fort, a seven-term Democrat, reported that his re-election campaign raised $75,633.21, spent $66,025.06 and had $9,608.15 left in the bank. Graham Balch reported that, for the year 2009, his campaign raised $72,424.11 (including a contribution from former Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders), spent $12,466.19 and had $59,957.92 cash on hand.

Balch's campaign touted their fundraising numbers proclaiming a six-to-one cash on hand advantage entering the election year.

"We are humbled by the depth and breadth of support we have received from the community and are energized by all the people who are excited about having strong new leadership in the 39th district." stated Balch. "Our campaign will continue to build momentum and earn the respect and support of voters across the district in the coming months."

Balch will face Fort in the July 20th Democratic primary.