ATLANTA (AJC/WAOK)-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed raised nearly $280,000 for his reelection campaign in the last half of 2011, according to disclosure reports filed this month with state ethics officials.

That brings the first-term mayor’s fundraising totals to nearly $3.78 million since he launched his mayoral run in 2008. About $2.5 million, or two-thirds of those funds, came before the runoff election on Dec. 1, 2009.

The campaign spent roughly $104,000 in the latest six-month period on events, phone service, catering, storage, software and other items, leaving it with about $689,000 in cash on hand as of Dec. 31.

Those figures were disclosed in data released to the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.

The funds raised were less than half the tally raised in the first six months of the year, when the first-term mayor raised nearly $640,000. To date, Reed has no prominent challenger for the 2013 mayoral election.

“I am going to run for reelection,” Reed told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in December. “And I am going to win.”

More in this report from the AJC


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