Political Rewind: Race For Georgia Governor Gets Costly

Jul 11, 2018

The race to succeed Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has become costly. New financial reports show governor candidate spending is at $33 million and it’s expected to increase. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is up against Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the July 24 GOP runoff.

  

Cagle continues to lead with $10.5 million, this includes $290,000 from lobbyists. Kemp is holding his own but has $4.5 million. Kemp’s campaign has reserved $1 million for TV as the race comes to a close. Democrat Stacy Abrams has worked to raise her profile since her primary win and has raised $6 million overall.

Our panelists weigh in on the costly governor race.

Panelists:

Republican Strategist Loretta Lepore

AJC Political Reporter Greg Bluestein

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond

Former Attorney General of Georgia Sam Olens