Greene’s challenger raises $ 1.3 million in last quarter
A US Army veteran who makes an offer against Rep, Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP’s Efforts to Minimize Danger of Increase in Riots on Capitol Hill The Memo: What Now for Anti-Trump Republicans? Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will meet Trump ‘soon’ in Florida MORE (R-Ga.) Raised more than $ 1.3 million in the last quarter, a significant sum for the longtime Democratic candidate vying to replace freshman Republican Firebrand.
Marcus Flowers’ campaign is expected to announce on Tuesday that he raised more than $ 1.3 million between July and September, leaving him more than $ 1 million in cash, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Flowers has reportedly received donations from more than 162,000 backers, and at least 110,000 unique donors in all 50 US states have financially supported his campaign.
The candidate said he would use his funds to fund a “great expansion of our paid staff in the district and our volunteer team in the district,” according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
Flowers, a former State Department and Pentagon contractor, kicked off his campaign for the House earlier this year, pledging to oust Greene while hitting her for what he called “twisted conspiracy theories.” .
In his announcement videoFlowers said these theories “may have made her famous, but they haven’t done anything to help people here in our district.”
“Now I am running for Congress because Georgians deserve better. Better health care, COVID relief and real performance, ”he added.
Flowers’ mission to replace Greene, however, is likely to be an uphill battle, as the GOP congressman has become a prominent figure among some pockets of the Republican Party during her first months in office, particularly those supporting the GOP. old President TrumpDonald TrumpSenior US and Israeli Security Officials to Discuss Iran and Palestinians in Washington State AG Seek to Meet TikTok CEO Regarding “Slap a Teacher” Money Challenge – Featured by NRHC – Biden Plays Hard With Debt Limit With McConnell PLUS.
She’s also a prolific fundraiser: since the end of June, Greene has raised over $ 4.7 million, leaving him over $ 2.8 million in cash.
Flowers, however, will have to beat a number of other Democratic challengers first before potentially facing Greene in a general election.
Georgian businesswoman Jennifer Strahan, Rome city commissioner Wendy Davis, Holly McCormack and Lateefah Conner are also buying for the Democratic nomination.
Flowers, however, is in a strong position after receiving support from former US Senator Max Cleland (D-Ga.), Former Ambassador Andrew Young, VoteVets and other national organizations, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
On the GOP side, Mark Clay challenges Greene.
The Hill reached out to Greene for their third quarter fundraiser.