Democrat Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has raised an impressive total of almost $50 million for her campaign against incumbent Republican Brian Kemp. However, only 14% of that has come from contributors inside of Georgia, around $7 million.
Much of the out-of-state money the Abrams campaign and leadership committee have pulled in has come from a small number of heavily Democratic blue states. California has sent in $10.2 million, Washington, D.C., $6.4 million, New York, $3.6 million, and Delaware, $2.5 million.
The Abrams campaign has received $2.5 million from California philanthropist Karla Jurvetson. A PAC funded by globalist financier George Soros has given Abrams another $2.5 million. Florida Democratic super-donor Donald Sussman has donated $1 million.
Abrams has also benefited from contributions from a number of Hollywood elites. They include Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Bryan Cranston, Ed Helms, and Lance Bass.
Studio heads are also large Abrams supporters. Bad Robot founder J.J. Abrams, Disney’s Dana Walden, and Endeavor’s Ari Emanuel have all donated several thousand to her campaign.
Of the $7 million that Abrams has raised inside Georgia, $1.5 million was donated by Fair Fight, a voting policy nonprofit organization that Abrams herself founded and manages.
It is not terribly surprising that Abrams is raising most of her funding from coastal elite areas, given that she has recently called Georgia “the worst state in the country to live in.”
Although Kemp trails Abrams in total fundraising at a total of $31.5 million, more than 83% of his contributions have come directly from Georgia residents.
The fundraising analysis concludes that if the current trends hold, Abrams will be the only major party candidate for Georgia governor since at least the 1990s to receive more than half of her campaign funding from sources outside the state.
Abrams has consistently maintained an “election truther” position about the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, claiming she was the true winner.
The latest polling reported by AARP shows Kemp leading Abrams among likely Georgia voters by seven percentage points. Kemp is polling at 52%, ahead of Abrams’ 45%.