Voting group founded by Georgia’s Abrams raises $14.6M

ATLANTA (AP) — The political action committee for a voting rights group founded by Democrat Stacey Abrams on Wednesday reported raising more than $14.6 million in the last half of 2019.

A big chunk of Fair Fight’s haul came as a single $5 million donation from Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg in December, according to a report filed with the Georgia state ethics commission.

The group reported having $11.1 million in cash on hand.

Abrams founded Fair Fight after narrowly losing the race for Georgia governor to Republican Brian Kemp in 2018. The voting rights group quickly filed a federal lawsuit, which is ongoing, challenging the way Georgia’s elections are run. Fair Fight has also launched voter protection operations in several battleground states ahead of elections in November.

A statement from the group said it had so far received contributions from more than 100,000 individuals from across the country.

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"Fair Fight's widespread support from across Georgia and around the country is a clear demonstration of the importance of our efforts to combat vote suppression and advocate for progressive issues," Fair Fight Senior Advisor Lauren Groh-Wargo said in a statement.

The report also shows contributions made by the group to several Democratic politicians and various state Democratic parties during the period.

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