Kingston leads money race in Senate campaign

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ATLANTA - The latest fundraising numbers for Georgia's U.S. Senate seat show Rep. Jack Kingston remains very popular with donors, while the rest of the Republican field is running about even.

Reps. Paul Broun and Phil Gingrey and former Secretary of State Karen Handel each raised approximately $280,000 over the last three months. In comparison, Kingston reported more than $800,000 in contributions with about $2.9 million in cash.

While Gingrey's quarterly numbers didn't match Kingston's, he has about $2.5 million in cash from previous months. Broun has about $450,000 and Handel has about $312,000 in cash on hand.

Businessman David Perdue has also raised about $810,000 in the five months since launching his exploratory committee. Perdue has $1.3 million in cash after investing $1 million of his own money into the race.

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