Hunter Hill has Already Raised $1 Million for Gubernatorial Campaign

( - Republican Hunter Hill said Thursday he’s raised more than $1 million in the race for Georgia governor, a day ahead of a reporting deadline that will be an early test for gubernatorial candidates.

The state senator said in a statement that his fundraising shows that “Georgia Republicans are ready for a conservative outsider to change the way state government works.”

Hill and the other five announced candidates to succeed Gov. Nathan Deal have scrambled for weeks to meet fundraising goals ahead of Friday’s deadline. The amount of money they collect – and the names of their donors – will be pored over as an initial gauge of their support.

Hill’s campaign hopes his seven-figure take proves he’s a top-tier candidate. A U.S. Army veteran, Hill has tried to position himself as the “true conservative” in the race since announcing his run in April. He has staked out a staunchly conservative platform, railing against “sanctuary cities” and vowing to eliminate the state income tax.


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