Former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter donated $500,000 to the state Democratic Party on Oct. 9, according to disclosures filed late last week.
Former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn contributed $50,000 on Oct. 24.
The Carters and Nunn weren’t the only big donors to the party in recent weeks,
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave $250,000, as did New York mathematician, hedge fund manager and philanthropist James Simons and the Anne Cox Chambers Foundation. Chambers is a principal owner of Cox Enterprises, owner of the AJC,
Former Gov. Roy Barnes and his law firm gave $77,000.
In all, 14 donors contributed about $1,7 million to the party since the beginning of October.
Republicans got about $1.4 million from 15 donors, including $250,000 from California school choice group StudentsFirst, about $640,000 from national Republican U.S. Senate and U.S. House committees and $50,000 from tobacco giant Altria.