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Perdue lags Kemp in fundraising in Georgia governor's race

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Gov. Brian Kemp is far outraising his main Republican primary challenger. Former Sen. David Perdue reported less than $1 million in cash on hand as of Jan. 31 while the incumbent had $12.7 million in his main campaign account.

Perdue entered the race in early December, while Kemp has had seven months to raise money. Still, Perdue is raising far less than his rivals. Democrat Stacey Abrams raised $9.25 million after launching her campaign only a few days before Perdue.

Kemp's campaign says the governor is the only Republican who can beat Abrams in November. Perdue's campaign says former president Donald Trump's support will overcome any monetary disadvantage.