Marshall rakes in out-of-state, PAC support after Republican Attorney General’s Association meeting

December 5, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, who will be seeking a full term in next year’s statewide elections, raked in $159,400 in contributions in November — with a sizable portion coming from out-of-state and PAC donations. But even without his PAC and out-of-state fundraising, his fundraising still outpaces any of the other candidates challenging him.

The former Marshall County district attorney who was appointed by former Gov. Robert Bentley to be attorney general in February remains the leading candidate in an already competitive race for the state’s top law enforcement post. Since he began fundraising in June, his campaign has pulled in more than $630,000 in support.

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Battle raises over $200,000 in July

August 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Huntsville Mayor and 2018 Republican Gubernatorial candidate Tommy Battle reported another strong month of campaign fundraising.

Mayor Battle is reporting raising over $303,968.21 in July.  Battle reported expenditures of $10,906.32.  Battle began July with $356,133.83 in cash in his account and ended the month with $648,398.82 in his account.

The biggest contribution was actually an $85,000 transfer from the Battle Campaign.  The largest actual contributors were: W.S. Propst $50,000, Francisco J. Collazo $25,000, Harold R. Brewer $10,000, Angel R. Almodovar $10,000, Wayne McMahan LLC $10,000, Samples Commercial Real Estate $10,000, and Joseph A. Hollingsworth $10,000.
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2,787 donors fund Roy Moore campaign

July 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, July 14, 2017, the Roy Moore for US Senate campaign ​announced their fundraising numbers for the second quarter.

During the second quarter, the Moore campaign raised $305,612.60 from 2,787 donors. The vast majority of these donations came from small dollar donors, with 91 percent of donations received being under $100.00.

Chief Justice Moore said, “This race isn’t going to be decided by a Washington lobbyists cutting big checks. It is going to be decided by the retired veteran sending in $50 from his Social Security check. By the single mom who wants to see Alabama’s economy grow so she can her children a better life and goes online to give $25. This is going to be won by the people of Alabama. NOT the swamp dwellers of Washington.”
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Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle leads pack in donations

July 7, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, a Republican candidate for governor, is leading the pack in terms of donations to his campaign, raking in more than $360,000 during his first month of fundraising.

$195,000 of battle’s campaign war chest came from major contributions: three $50,000 donations and one $45,000 donation from businesses and individuals in North Alabama. The remaining $167,050 were smaller donations from businesses, individuals and PACs.

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Ethics Commission withdraws McCalla opinion after charities line-up

December 8, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In a unanimous vote on September 1, 2016, the Alabama Ethics Commission issued advisory opinion 2016-24, which it believed clarified the question regarding public officials soliciting lobbyists and principals for contributions to a charitable organization, operating as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

The issue was raised by the nonprofit group, Friends of McCalla.

After approving the opinion in a 5-0 vote, the Commission gave a 30-day window for public comment; however, it was extended past the 30 days to December 7.
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Congressional Incumbents Appear In Good Shape As Elections Wind Down

October 30, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In the election of 2010, incumbents Parker Griffith (R from Huntsville) was easily defeated by Madison County Commissioner Mo Brooks in the Republican Primary. Griffith has been elected as a Democrat with President Barack H. Obama in 2008, but that relationship rapidly soured and he switched political parties amidst much fanfare by the National GOP.

Republicans in the Fifth Congressional District of Alabama never bought into Griffith’s sudden conversion to conservatism and jettisoned the Huntsville oncologist for the candidate with the stronger conservative credentials: Commissioner Brooks.
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