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PAC Watch: Special-interest groups chip in $1M+ to GA races

July 10, 2009 --

Special interests have plunked more than $1 million into statewide and legislative races in Georgia so far this year, the latest financial disclosure reports show. Health-care interests gave more than $375,000. Other big donors: Development interests, beer and liquor, lenders and lobbyists.

GA Democratic Party reports 11% dip in fund-raising

GA Democratic Party reports 11% dip in fund-raising
July 10, 2009 --

The Georgia Democratic Party collected about 11 percent less in the first half of 2009 than in the same period in 2007. The party has raised about a hair over $600,000 this year. Anne Cox Chambers (right), who owns the biggest share of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV through Cox Enterprises, is among the biggest donors.