Athens is 65 percent Democratic, so it’s no surprise that Athens residents are contributing far more to Jason Carter and Michelle Nunn than Gov. Nathan Deal and David Perdue.
Using data from FollowTheMoney.org, Flagpole looked at where Carter, Nunn, Deal and Perdue are getting their money from.
In Athens, the answer is the Westside. Carter, Nunn and Deal all raised far more from the 30606 zip code than any other. (The 30603 zip code consists of P.O. boxes at the downtown post office.) Perdue is not included in this analysis because he has raised just $500 locally.
About 72 percent of the $3.5 million Carter’s raised came from Georgians.
Deal raised less money in Athens than Carter, and the vast majority of his Athens money came from 30606 residents.
He also raised more money in-state than Carter
Michelle Nunn’s local totals are much lower than Carter or Deal’s, although they don’t include a fundraiser here earlier this month.
Nunn has far outpaced Perdue in overall fundraising, and a much greater proportion of her campaign contributions have come from out-of-state.
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