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Republicans outraising Democratic opponents in two races for Douglas, Paulding state House seats
by Tom Spigolon
tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
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Republican nominees for two Georgia House seats raised far more than their Democratic opponents in the third quarter of this year, according to disclosure reports filed with a state agency.

Republican Micah Gravley of Douglasville took in more than double the amount of Democrat Leigh McMutry of Winston in their race for the State House District 67 seat in the Nov. 6 General Election.

And Republican Bob Snelling of Douglasville raised more than three times the amount Democrat Kimberly Alexander of Douglasville raised in the period between July 1 and Sept. 30 for the House District 66 seat, according to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

Gravley reportedly received $9,625 and spent $472 in the same period, leaving him with $9,152 on hand for the final full month of the campaign.

His top contributions included $2,500 each from the Georgia House Republican Trust Inc. and the re-election committee for House Speaker David Ralston of Blue Ridge; $1,000 each from attorney William Bird of Atlanta and Robert K. Finnell of Rome; and $750 from the Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia Political Action Committee.

Gravley’s expenditures included a $125 contribution to the re-election committee for Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller, who is facing a re-election challenge from Democrat Derrick Broughton Nov. 6.

McMutry received $4,086 in contributions and spent $1,058 in the three-month period, leaving her with $3,027 on hand Sept. 30.

Her top contributions included a total of $1,000 from attorney Leonard Danley of Winston; $500 from retired teacher Georgie Danley; and $300 from attorney James Anagnostakis of Douglasville.

Snelling is seeking a return to the state House. He served four terms before not seeking re-election in 2002.

He received $14,850 in the three-month period - bringing his total contributions to date to $85,107. He spent $12,294 to bring total expenditures to $68,459 and left him $16,647 on hand Sept. 30.

His top contributors during the period included the election committees of House Speaker David Ralston of Blue Ridge and Speaker Pro-Tem Jan Jones of Alpharetta, $2,500 each; State Rep. Joe Wilkinson, $1,500; R.M. Channel of Greensboro, $1,000; State Rep. Larry O’Neal of Warner Robins, $1,000; and the Georgia House Republican Trust, $2,500.

He also received $500 each from the Georgia Association of Realtors PAC, Sam Haskell of Douglasville, and Tom Stutzman of J&T Management of Doraville.

Top expenditures included more than $10,600 to Landmark Communications of Alpharetta for campaign work and materials.

Alexander received $3,150 in the three-month period. She reported spending $3,692, leaving a deficit of $542 on Sept. 30.

Her top contributors included the Hiram Center for Family Dentistry, $1,000; and $535 from “Old Mountain Top” in Winston.

Alexander’s expenditures included a total of $1,100 to AAA Signcrafters of Marietta for campaign signs; and $650 to Ish Holmes of Atlanta for photos.
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