FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbus, GA — In the hotly-contested June 9 Democratic Primary race for U.S. Senate, candidate and former Columbus, Georgia Mayor Teresa Tomlinson, has significantly outraised Jon Ossoff in Georgia contributions. As of the March 31, 2020 Federal Election Commission filings, Tomlinson had bested Ossoff in the State of Georgia $1,292,529 to $905,692. This nearly $400,000 Georgia donor advantage is starkly reflected in the percentage of Georgians who have given to the respective campaigns. Tomlinson has raised 70% of her contributions from inside the State of Georgia compared to Ossoff’s 39%.
“As we head into the final month of this primary, Georgians of all walks of life and some 133 counties are demonstrating their vote of confidence in this campaign by contributing to it financially,” said Tomlinson. “Our contributors are largely Georgia voters. Georgians know the stakes are high. We must nominate the strongest candidate to beat David Perdue and flip the U.S. Senate. This strong showing of financial support in Georgia will be followed by a strong showing at the ballot box as more and more Georgians hear our message of proven, progressive, winning leadership.”
In Ossoff’s 2017 unsuccessful congressional race, he likewise raised the lion share of his funds from outside the state.
Tomlinson was twice elected Mayor of Columbus, each time with more than 60%, in a majority African-American city. She also served as Public Safety Director and head of Homeland Security, and she holds a National Security Secret Clearance with the Department of Defense. As mayor, she helped propel the city to be named one of the 25 Best Run Cities in America. As a proud Democrat, Tomlinson is strongly pro-choice, supports universal health care, is committed to strong environmental protections to address climate change, supports common sense gun legislation and will fight tirelessly against voter suppression and racial discrimination.
Teresa has also been endorsed by Democracy for America, the National Organization of Women PAC, Asian American Advocacy Fund, and more than 60 Democratic leaders and activists from every region and every walk of life in Georgia.