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08 October 2010

SEIU, Democratic Governors Association Give $1 Million To GA Democratic Party

With 25 days until the November election, the Democratic and Republican parties are gearing up for their final push towards victory.

Campaign finance disclosures filed with the State Ethics Commission show that both political parties have enough cash on hand to be competitive and turn out their voters.

Buoyed by $1 million contributions from the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) and the SEIU labor union, the Democratic Party of Georgia currently sits on a warchest of $1,542,925.74.

The Republican Governors Association (RGA) formed a political action committee to finance the plethora of Barnes attack ads Georgians have been seeing on their televisions. The RGA Georgia PAC pumped $1,681,459.50 into the state's gubernatorial election, easily matching the $1 million contribution from the DGA to the Georgia Democratic Party.

The Georgia GOP reported having $3,132,886.84 left in the bank.

Below are the fundraising totals for the Democratic and Republican parties of Georgia:

(as of September 30, 2010)
Cash On Hand
Democratic Party
of Georgia
Georgia Republican

[SOURCE: State Ethics Commission]