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Georgia Votes 2018: Abrams raises more than $1 million in short filing period

Abrams said her campaign has raised more than $3 million since launching last summer.

ATLANTA – Stacey Abrams, who hopes to become the nation's first African-American female governor this fall, announced her campaign has raised more than $1 million during the short February-March filing period.

The campaign said it has raised over $3 million since kicking off last summer.

Abrams' campaign said it has raised 38,049 donations to date, with contributions from 22,859 donors from Georgia and all 50 states. She also said 83 percent of her grassroots contributions are under $100.

The campaign reported $890,000 cash on hand during the final stretch of the primary season.

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For the first time in eight years, Georgians will elect a new governor in 2018. Abrams is one of two Democrats -- the other being former state Rep. Stacey Evans -- seeking to replace Gov. Nathan Deal, who cannot run for a third term.

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