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Miller outraises, outspends Republican House opponents
by Tom Spigolon
tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
July 18, 2012 11:59 AM | 1330 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Georgia House District 66 candidate Mike Miller received almost six times what his closest Republican opponent received in campaign contributions and doubled his competition’s campaign spending in 2012’s second quarter, according to reports filed with a state agency.

Miller, former House member Bob Snelling and former Douglasville mayor Mickey Thompson are vying for the Republican nomination for the new State House District 66 in the July 31 primary. The winner will face Democrat Kimberly Alexander in the Nov. 6 general election.

Miller, an attorney and Douglas County School Board member, received $35,755 while Snelling received $6,175 and Thompson received $1,350 between April 1 and June 30, stated reports with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

Miller reported receiving $35,755 during the period and $63,440 to date through June 30. He reported spending $25,668 during the period and $31,482 to date, leaving Miller $31,958 on hand for the final month of the primary campaign.

Snelling, a former Delta Airlines pilot who served in the House from 1994 to 2002, received $6,175 during the period and $40,383 to date. He spent $12,871 in the second quarter and $26,723 to date, leaving him $13,659 on hand.

Thompson, who served three terms as Douglasville mayor from 1999 to 2011, received $1,350 during the period and $62,300 to date. He spent $6,444 between April and June and $19,490 to date, leaving his campaign $42,809 on hand on June 30.

Thompson’s top individual contributors included $500 each from Kellogg Excavating Co. Inc. of Douglasville and Douglas County School Board member Dr. Sam Haskell.

Snelling reported 14 cash contributors of $100 or more during the period. Top individual contributors included $500 each from Billy Lovett of Atlanta; Mary and Claude Rainwater of Villa Rica; and Georgia Association of Realtors Political Action Committee.

Miller reported 58 individual contributors of $100 or more between April 1 and June 30.

His top individual contributors included $2,500 from Civil Justice PAC Inc. of Atlanta; $2,000 each from Atlanta firms Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC, Henry Spiegel Milling LLC and Watkins, Lourie, Roll, Chance PC; and $1,500 from Lanham & McGehee PC of Atlanta.

He also received $1,000 each from Hung Nguyen & Assoc. LLC law firm of Norcross, Shiver Law Firm of Atlanta, attorney Glenn Loewenthal of Atlanta, William S. Stone PC of Blakely, attorney Bruce Hagen of Decatur, Conley Griggs LLP of Atlanta, attorney David Boone of Winter Park, Fla., Warshauer Law Group PC of Atlanta, The Roth Firm LLC of Atlanta, and attorney Sutton Slover of Alpharetta.

House District 66 includes central Douglas County and southern Paulding County.
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