When it comes to the amount of money raised in the Georgia runoff election, the Democrats win in a landslide. Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock raised more than $100 million each over the past two months, almost doubling the amounts raised by their Republican opponents.
According to Politico, Ossoff brought in $106.8 million in two months, making him the best-funded Senate candidate in history. His opponent, David Perdue, brought in $68 million during that same time frame.
In the other race, Warnock brought in $103.4 million, while Republican Kelly Loeffler raised $64 million.
The previous fundraising record for a U.S. Senate candidate was held by Democrat Jaime Harrison, who raised $57 million in his unsuccessful bid to defeat Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina. All four of the Georgia candidates easily surpassed that number.
The fundraising figures were released in Federal Election Commission reports on Thursday.
There is now less than two weeks to go until the runoff races are decided in special elections on Jan. 5. More than 2.1 million people have already cast their ballot in the runoff election that will determine whether Democrats control both chambers of Congress. About 4 million Georgians voted early in the November election.
The Democrats must win both of the Georgia seats in the runoff to make it a 50-50 split in the Senate. If that occurs, Vice President Kamala Harris would cast the tie-breaking vote, giving Democrats the slimmest of majorities in the upper chamber of Congress.
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