Floyd sheriff’s race sees nearly $220,000 in contributions. The brawl to represent Northwest Georgia in Congress? Try $3.45 million. Plus both races could require a runoff in August.

Floyd sheriff’s race sees nearly $220,000 in contributions. The brawl to represent Northwest Georgia in Congress? Try $3.45 million. Plus both races could require a runoff in August.

 

 

Republican Floyd County sheriff’s candidates together raise $217,898 through April 30; spend $170,846.

In a race that has spanned two years, the three Republicans who want to be the next sheriff of Floyd County together have raised nearly $220,000 and spent all but $50,000 on signs, advertising and other campaign expenses. The files at the elections office cover contributions, expenditures, loans and what was still in the bank more than five weeks ago.

We’ve linked you to electronic copies of each candidate’s report. You’ll find their major donors this period as well as how that money has been spent. You’ll find several people have contributed to all three campaigns; also, you’ll note candidate loans to their respective campaigns.

Yard signs, banners, billboard, web, print and broadcast advertising dominates with the sign companies getting the most (that includes ads on Hometown Headlines). What’s new is the Roberson campaign’s strong investment in Facebook advertising in addition to traditional costs.

Tuesday’s primary could spawn a runoff between the top two finishers, a race set for Aug. 11. The winner will replace Tim Burkhalter who is retiring after four terms. There is no Democratic opposition.

Tom Caldwell:

  • Contributions: $74,785, including $9,555 this campaign report.
  • Expenditures: $64,368.
  • In the bank: $10,417.
  • Click for full report.

Ronnie Kilgo:

  • Contributions: $68,250, including $7,578 this campaign report.
  • Expenditures: $57,760.
  • In the bank: $10,469.
  • Click for full report.

Dave Roberson:

  • Contributions: $74,863, including $24,106 this campaign report.
  • Expenditures: $48,718.
  • In the bank: $26,145.
  • Click for full report.

State House 13, from state ethics commission; click here to search

The winner of the primary takes the seat as there is no Democratic opposition on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Katie Dempsey:

  • Contributions: $110,721.
  • Expenditures: $58,495.
  • In the bank: $52,225.

Brad Barnes:

  • Contributions: $2,964.
  • Expenditures: $1,724.
  • In the bank: $1,239.

14th Congressional District: Records from the FederalĀ  Elections Commission, May 20.

How serious is the 2020 free-for-all for the Northwest Georgia seat in Congress? Eight Republicans and one Democrat already have spent $2.83 million of $3.45 million contributed through May 20, according to reports from the Federal Elections Commission (click here). From that link, you can drill into each candidate to research where those contributions came from, including self-funding.

 

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