*From Dalton to Valdosta, support for Hodges' AG bid grows by the day*
ATLANTA -- Striding past its goal of raising half a million dollars by March
31, Ken Hodges' campaign to be Georgia's next Attorney General announced
today that, with over $548,000 in total contributions, Hodges (D) is
widening his lead in the final months before July's primary election.
Hodges, the former District Attorney for Dougherty County, announced a
campaign total of $518,830 cash raised in his official filing for the period
between January 1 and March 31, 2010.
"It's a blessing, to have drawn together this much goodwill from all over
Georgia," Hodges said. "I'm humbled by the hardworking supporters I meet
every day who trust me to do the right thing as their Attorney General.
That's a job I'm ready and honored to do."
Joining the 1,200 statewide donors supporting Hodges are DeKalb County's
sheriff and district attorney, Thomas E. Brown and Gwen Keyes Fleming, and
the Communications Workers of America Local 3201 in Albany, Ga., all of whom
recently endorsed his campaign.
Along with backing from Ambassador Andrew Young, former Supreme Court
Justice Leah Ward Sears, U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, and a host of business
leaders, lawyers, and law enforcers, Hodges boasts a broad coalition of
support from Georgians who want an experienced prosecutor as the state's top
"With every fundraising goal we beat, we're closer to the most crucial goal
of the race -- making sure Georgia gets an Attorney General who has what it
takes to go after corrupt public officials, protect our civil rights and
keep criminals off our streets," Hodges said.
Ken Hodges served for 12 years as Dougherty County District Attorney. A
proven prosecutor, Hodges earned distinctions as the Chairman of the
Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia, the President of the District
Attorney's Association of Georgia, and as the state's District Attorney of
the Year in 2002. A winner of the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating
Council's Eagle Award, Hodges believes in prosecuting public corruption,
cracking down on gangs and urban crime, and supporting law enforcement in
its efforts to protect all Georgians