Marcus Wiedower, Republican candidate for the 119th House District seat, raised more than $80,000 from July 1–Sept. 30, topping all six candidates for Clarke and Oconee counties' seats in the General Assembly.
Rep. Jonathan Wallace, the incumbent Democrat in House District 119, raised
Rep. Deborah Gonzalez, the Democrat incumbent in House District 117, raised $68,381—more than $20,000 above the $47,987 raised by her Republican challenger, Houston Gaines.
Incumbent Republican Sen. Bill Cowsert raised $61,575, while his Democratic challenger, Marisue Hilliard, raised $33,459.
Even with the drop-off in fundraising, Gaines still entered the final campaign period with a massive advantage in funds for his campaign.
Gaines reported having $131,003 available for the final election push. Only Cowsert, the powerful Senate majority leader, had more, with $305,195.
Incumbent Republican Sen. Frank Ginn in the 47th District raised only $18,200 during the three-month period, and Democratic challenger Dawn Johnson raised only $13,740.
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