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

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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.

"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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