ATLANTA — Democrat Marcus Flowers, a U.S. Army veteran, outraised incumbent U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Rome, in the first quarter in Northwest Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.
But Greene, a conservative lightning rod since winning the seat two years ago, has raised more money overall than Flowers in her bid for a second term and has more cash left in her campaign war chest heading into next month’s Republican primary.
Flowers raised more than $2.4 million in the heavily Republican district during January, February and March, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission. That brought his total for the election cycle to nearly $7.1 million.
Greene raised almost $1.1 million during the first quarter. However, her campaign has brought in more than $9.9 million overall.
The Greene campaign reported more than $3 million cash on hand as of March 31, compared to more than $1.9 million for Flowers.
Despite the national name recognition Greene has built, the 14th District race has drawn a lot of interest from both parties.
Joining Flowers on the Democratic side is small business owner Holly McCormack, who raised nearly $1.7 million through the first quarter of this year. Longtime Democratic Party activist Wendy Davis raised $451,202.
Several Republicans are challenging Greene in the May 24 GOP primary. However, only health-care consultant Jennifer Strahan has raised more than $100,000. Strahan’s campaign has brought in $322,625 and had $157,549 cash on hand as of March 31.