The Money Game in Georgia

Here’s this from the Hotline:

In advance of the 7/15 Dem primary, “new campaign finance disclosure reports” show the five hopefuls “battling to take on” Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) “are trailing far behind” in raising funds comparable to Chambliss’s $4M “re-election warchest.”’06 LG nominee/atty/ex-state Rep. Jim Martin (D) “comes the closest,” with $329K CoH raised in “a nearly three month period” up to 6/25, while enviro engineer Rand Knight (D) and ex-investigative reporter Dale Cardwell (D) reported $54K and $20K CoH, respectively. The FEC says DeKalb Co. CEO Vernon Jones (D) “has yet to file a report,” though Jones said the report “had been filed on time, via Federal Express,” and that it showed it had “about” $150K CoH. Ex-Sen. Talmadge staffer/Vietnam vet Josh Lanier (D) “hasn’t raised more than” $5K “so he doesn’t have to file a report” (AP, 7/11).