Democrat Wendy Davis Raises Nearly $120K in a Month in Bid Against Marjorie Taylor Greene

A Georgia Democrat running against Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations in just one month.

Wendy Davis, a Rome city commissioner, announced Wednesday her campaign has raised nearly $120,000 since filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on June 6 to run for Congress.

Three quarters of the campaign contributions came from Georgia residents, Davis's campaign said, adding that she ended the July filing quarter with more than $110,000 cash on hand.

Davis said that the numbers reflect Georgians who want a change in leadership.

"They're tired of the grandstanding, and they're ready for a Representative who will get things done," she said in a statement.

Davis will hold an official kick-off event in Rome later this month. Three other Democrats have also filed to run in the 2022 midterm election: Marcus Flowers, Holly McCormack and Lateefah Conner.

"We don't need a social media celebrity or a cable news spectacle representing us in Washington," Davis said on Wednesday. "We don't need a representative who plays games. We need somebody who will wake up every day to do the work, who's never more than a phone call away, and who never forgets whose team she's on."

Greene is also facing at least one Republican challenger in the primary. Mark Daniel Clay filed paperwork with the FEC on April 30 to run against the congresswoman.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) speaks at a news conference after visiting the Holocaust Museum, outside the U.S. Capitol on June 14, 2021. A Georgia Democrat running against Greene has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations in just one month. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Georgia's 14th district leans heavily Republican, and Greene won 75 percent of the vote in the 2020 election. In the first quarter of 2021, Greene's campaign raised an eye-popping $3.2 million.

But the first-term congresswoman has become a lightning rod for controversy.

In her first few weeks on Capitol Hill, Democrats voted to strip Greene of her committee assignments over social media posts she wrote before she was elected. Some of the posts, which she apologized for and separated herself from, included encouraging political violence and suggesting a school shooting in Parkland, Florida was a "false flag" operation.

Greene was also recently forced to apologize for suggesting that mask mandates in the U.S. Capitol were similar to steps the Nazis took to control the Jewish population during the Holocaust.

Greene was criticized this week for using another Nazi-era comparison in opposing the White House's push to encourage all Americans get vaccinated, calling the individuals leading those efforts "medical brown shirts."

Newsweek reached out to Greene for comment on Davis's fundraising and candidacy, but didn't receive a response before publication.