Filed under: 2020 Runoffs

Report: Warnock, Ossoff raised 95% from out-of-state over past two months


The memo:

  • The latest FEC filings show that almost all of Jon Ossoff's and Raphael Warnock's individual contributions came from out-of-state.
  • Over the two-month reporting period, the Georgia Democrats primarily raked in money from California and New York.

Out-of-state liberal donors are apparently very invested in the Senate candidacies of Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.

The Democratic candidates in recent days filed mandatory campaign finance disclosures with the FEC covering the period of October 15 through December 16.

The New York Post analyzed this mountain of data, which showed Warnock and Ossoff each raising $100 million in that two-month period.

This historic haul, however, might not translate into support at the ballot box considering the source of the money: people outside of Georgia who can’t vote in the Peach State.

The NY Post wrote that the fundraising was “driven by out-of-state donors in liberal cities like New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco,” per the FEC filings.

Looking at itemized individual contributions disclosed by the two campaigns, 95% of the funds came from outside of Georgia.

For example, Ossoff brought in 26.43% from California, and the $6 million he got from New York dwarfed the $2.5 million Georgians donated to his campaign.

This will not surprise many observers, as leftwing celebrities across Hollywood, Silicon Valley and New York City have worked arm-in-arm with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in backing Warnock and Ossoff in their respective runoff races.

Ossoff is challenging U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), while Warnock is facing U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA).

Sean Ross is the editor-in-chief of The Georgia Memo and Yellowhammer News. You can reach him via email at