$2.7 million sounds like a lot to me. From former Gov. Roy Barnes campaign:
Roy 2010, Roy Barnes’ campaign for Governor, announced today that it raised over $2.7 during the last half of 2009. Over two-thirds of Roy 2010’s donors are first time contributors to Barnes. ...Gov. Barnes is expected in Macon tonight for a rally. First question: Have you bought bread and milk yet? Question two: Can I have some of your money?
When he started the campaign, Roy said he would not accept contributions from registered Georgia lobbyists. The $2.7 million raised includes no such money.