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21 June 2013

Georgia Democrats End the Month of May with $15,087.59 Cash on Hand

Detailed below is the legacy of former state Democratic Party chairman Mike Berlon.

According to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), the Democratic Party of Georgia ended the month of May with $15,087.59 cash on hand and $7,997.50 in debt.

For the third time in 2013, the Georgia Democratic Party had more expenditures than revenues.

The Democrats' FEC reports show the Party raised $55,108.38 and spent $70,754.97.

Included in the $55,108.38 raised by Georgia Democrats was a $10,000 contribution from the family of former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson via the family's firm, Jackmont Hospitality.

Daniel Halpern, president and CEO of Jackmont, donated $3,500. Brooke Jackson Edmond, daughter of Maynard Jackson and Jackmont Senior VP, gave $3,000. Valerie Jackson, wife of Maynard Jackson and Jackmont Chairman of the Board, gave $3,500. The Democratic Party of Georgia also received a $5,000 contribution from the Democratic National Committee.

Georgia Democrats paid off its $10,663.82 Visa credit card bill, but the Party still owes $6,997.50 to the Coleman Franklin Group; a fundraising consulting firm with ties to the family of another former Atlanta mayor, Shirley Franklin.

When compared to April, the Democratic Party of Georgia has less money now than the organization did thirty days ago.

At the beginning of May, the Georgia Democratic Party had $30,734.18 cash on hand. At the end of May, the state Democratic Party has $15,087.59 cash on hand.

The Georgia GOP reported $568,580.55 cash on hand at the end of May.