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Lucas Defeats Paris in Senate Primary with Much Less Money

by Amanda Smith

Former Georgia state representative David Lucas defeated state Senator Miriam Paris in the August 21st primary election for the Democratic nomination to District 26 Senate seat with much less funding in campaign contributions. According to open records information obtained from the State of Georgia Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report, dated 6 days before the election, Lucas conducted his campaign with $17,800 while Paris was working with $102,588, a tremendous difference that beats the typical scenario of "more money, more likely to win". Lucas will now face Republican nominee Bobby Gale in the November general election. $10,000 of Lucas' campaign funding came out of his own pocket.

Campaign contributors and amounts given to each candidate are listed below.

David Lucas' Contributors
Ronald Adams..............................................................................................$400
Elaine Lucas..................................................................................................$500
CDC Holdings, LLC......................................................................................$150
M A Evans School........................................................................................$250
E Lucas Consulting.....................................................................................$300
M A Evans School........................................................................................$250
Edwards & Youmas, Attorneys at Law..................................................$500
Marable Dental Center...............................................................................$250
Ralph Foshee................................................................................................$300
Paul Nelson...................................................................................................$300
Paradise Amusement, Inc.........................................................................$250
Georgia IFAPAC...........................................................................................$500
Ruth Pitts.......................................................................................................$250
GMOA.............................................................................................................$300
Benjamin Ridley...........................................................................................$150
IIA of Ga, Inc..................................................................................................$250
Roy Robinson...............................................................................................$500
Tyrus Ivey......................................................................................................$400
Georganna Sinkfield....................................................................................$250
Harvey Jones...............................................................................................$250
Thomas & Associates, Inc........................................................................$500
Helen Jones..................................................................................................$125
Grady Yancey..............................................................................................$225
Jones Brothers Mortuary.........................................................................$250
Troy Young....................................................................................................$200

Miriam Paris’ Contributors:
Ackerman Wrecker Service....................................................................$500
Dwight Jones.............................................................................................$1250
Aurelia Bond Adams..................................................................................$300
Tracy Jones...............................................................................................$1250
Franklin Camp Bacon, Jr..........................................................................$200
Katherine Kalish..........................................................................................$200
Tony Batts.....................................................................................................$250
Henry K. Koplin............................................................................................$250
Bechtel for County Commission.............................................................$250
Lee Lemke.....................................................................................................$250
Lauren Logan Benedict..............................................................................$300
Michael J. Lucas..........................................................................................$300
Bruce Berger..............................................................................................$1000
Macon Occupational Medicine..................................................................$500
Builders Political Action Committee.......................................................$500

MAG Mutual Insurance Co.........................................................................$250
Bush, Crowley & Leverett, LLP................................................................$250
T. Baldwin Martin, Jr....................................................................................$150
Marshall Butler.............................................................................................$250
Charlotte E. McMullan.................................................................................$200
R. William Buzzell, II.....................................................................................$250
Charlotte E. McMullan.................................................................................$100
Cable Television Association of Georgia PAC, Inc.............................$500
Mid Georgia Ambulance...........................................................................$1000
Carr Downey Attorneys at Law................................................................$200
William Mitchell.............................................................................................$300
Certus Bank................................................................................................$1000
Eric Moody.....................................................................................................$250
Charter...........................................................................................................$500
Kara Griffin Moore.......................................................................................$250
Civil Justice PAC, Inc...............................................................................$1300
Nikki Randall Campaign Fund................................................................$1300
Tracy Coyle..................................................................................................$250
Nikki Randall Campaign Fund................................................................$1200
Crumbley Realty Services, LLC............................................................$1000
Henry Oliner..................................................................................................$500
Ethel A. Cullinan...........................................................................................$250
Patient First Network LLC..........................................................................$250
DBA Stuckey Management.......................................................................$500
Peek-a-Boo Learning Center....................................................................$500
Spyros Dermatas........................................................................................$500
Calder Pinkston....................................................................................$1153.14
In kind Friends & Neighbor........................................................................$500
Ray Pippin.....................................................................................................$250
Friends of Vincent Fort.............................................................................$1000
Violet Poe.....................................................................................................$1000
Ga Association of Educators –Fund for Public Education................$500
Alwyn V. Powell............................................................................................$500
Ga Branch of Associated General Contractor.....................................$500
Progressive Employment Legislation....................................................$500
GAQPHE, Inc.................................................................................................$200
Stephen A. Reichert....................................................................................$300
Georgia Better Government Fund...........................................................$300
Roy B Robinson III.......................................................................................$500
Ga Chamber of Commerce State PAC...................................................$250
Jason Rooks.................................................................................................$250
Georgia Emergency Medicine PAC........................................................$500
Laurence A. Schlesinger...........................................................................$250
Georgia Optometric Association PAC.................................................$1000
Senate Democrat Majority Fund............................................................$1300
Georgia’s WIN List.....................................................................................$1300
Joseph Stiles.................................................................................................$250
Kirby R. Godsey.........................................................................................$1300
Summit Commercial Services, Inc.......................................................$1000
Sarah Morse Gordon...................................................................................$150
Ben Tarbutton III...........................................................................................$250
Griggers Electric Company.......................................................................$150
Nancy Terrill..................................................................................................$500
William J. Ham..............................................................................................$100
The Boston Law Firm LLP........................................................................$1000
William J. Ham.................................................................................................$50
Coca Cola Company Ga PAC...................................................................$250
William J. Ham..............................................................................................$500
Aljean Thompson.......................................................................................$1300
George W. Hatcher......................................................................................$200
David D. Thompson...................................................................................$1000

Robert Hatcher.............................................................................................$300
G. Scott Thompson....................................................................................$1300
HCA Georgia PAC........................................................................................$500
W P Thompson, Jr......................................................................................$1300
Henson for Senate.....................................................................................$1000
Ayesha Thornton..........................................................................................$350
Sara Jackson Hertwig................................................................................$125
Thornton Realty Company.........................................................................$250
Bret R. Hobson...........................................................................................$1000
William D. Underwood...............................................................................$1000
Lloyd W. Hoffspiegel.................................................................................$1300
Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance PC.......................................................$1300
Laura Hogue..................................................................................................$250
Tom B. Wight.................................................................................................$250
Camille Hope.................................................................................................$250
Workplace Injury Network.......................................................................$2500
Jason Carter Campaign Committee, Inc...............................................$500
Michael & Bridget Wright.........................................................................$1000

 

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