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Report: Jason Carter has raised $1.3 million for governor’s race

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Report: Jason Carter has raised $1.3 million for governor’s race

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The District 42 state senator is considering a run for governor.

The District 42 state senator is considering a run for governor.

State Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur, is raising serious cash in his bid to unseat incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal.

The Associated Press reports that Carter has raised $1.3 million since announcing his candidacy in November. To read the full AP article, click here.

It’s shaping up to be an intense campaign season ahead of the November gubernatorial elections. The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Political Insider blog investigated early campaign scuttlebutt that the state GOP is warning trial lawyers not to give money to Carter’s campaign, using the threat of medical malpractice lawsuit reform. The Trial Lawyers Association swatted down that rumor. To read the full Political Insider blog post, click here.

If you’d like a more detailed look at Sen. Carter’s finances, I highly recommend this piece that Atlanta Unfiltered published in November. Reporter Jim Walls does his usual thorough job of going through Carter’s financial  background and highlighting the most interesting information. To read that report, click here.

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