State Rep. Will Ainsworth holds on to fundraising lead in Lieutenant Governor race

November 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The race for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor is highly competitive with no clear front runner as the candidates all work on establishing name recognition with voters.

The candidates all reported competitive fundraising in October.  Will Ainsworth, Rusty Glover, and Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh have all declared that they are running for the office in the 2018 Republican Primary.

State Rep. Will Ainsworth, R-Guntersville, had a beginning balance coming into October of $1,058,437.65.  Ainsworth reported cash contributions of $45,075.  Ainsworth reported expenditures of $15,2034.79 and line of credit expenditures of $1,336.96 for an ending balance of $1,088,277.86.

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Bass to Challenge Bentley

December 30, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

We don’t know what Alabama Democrats were wanting for Christmas, but they got a candidate for Governor to challenge Republican incumbent Governor Robert Bentley. The Alabama Media Group’s Mike Cason reported on December 26th that Kevin Bass from Fayette had announced his candidacy for Governor to challenge Dr. Bentley.

Kevin Bass is a former minor league baseball player who spent over five years in the Chicago Cubs organization. The 34 year old now designs baseball bats and gloves that are manufactured overseas and sold over the internet.
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Strange, Moore, and Figures Lead November Fundraising

December 17, 2013

By Brandon Moseley and Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) raised the most money of any candidate involved in statewide races.  The Conservative Republican attorney raised $126,665 during the month of November to top the statewide candidates and raise his campaign warchest to an impressive $1,049,153.79.

The top fundraiser in Alabama during November was William Moore (R).  Moore is challenging state Senator Jimmy Holley (R) from Elba for his state senate district 31 seat.  Moore raised $150,000 during the month of November…..all of it coming from the Alabama Voice of Teachers for Education (A-VOTE), an Alabama Education Association (AEA) PAC.
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Republican State Officeholders Continue Fund Raising Efforts

November 8, 2013

By Brandon Moseley and Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Less than four years ago, Alabama Democrats held the positions of: Lieutenant Governor, Commissioner of Alabama Agriculture and Industries, the President of the Public Service Commission, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, three of the State’s seven Congressional seats, and majorities in both Houses of the State legislature and powerful Democrats were optimistic about their chances in the 2010 Governor’s race. Then 2010 happened and Democrats are still trying to pick up the pieces.
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