Democrats also had a fundraising edge in a pair of hotly contested U.S. House races in the suburbs north of Atlanta.
In Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, a rematch of 2018 between Democratic Rep. Lucy McBath and Republican Karen Handel, McBath raised $2.2 million for the quarter and is left with $1.9 million in cash. Handel, who previously held the seat before losing to McBath by about 3,200 votes two years ago, raised approximately $826,000 for the quarter and is left with about $1 million in cash reserves.
In the neighboring 7th District, Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux faces Republican Rich McCormick for the open seat. Bourdeaux, who lost to Republican Rep. Rob Woodall by less than 500 votes in 2018 before Woodall announced his retirement from the House, raised about $2.1 million during the period. She finished the quarter with about $911,000 in cash reserves. McCormick raised about $1.1 million during the period and finished the quarter with $689,000 in cash reserves.