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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Bachus Spends $1.5 million to Hold On To House Seat

March 12, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama’s senior member of the House, Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia, has been engaged in the most expensive primary battle in the history of Alabama Republican Congressional politics.

Where normally a Republican incumbent in Alabama faces only token opposition, Rep. Bachus’s tenth reelection campaign has been a monumental struggle.  At one point Rep. Bachus had five Republican challengers.  That has since diminished to just three.  The current Congressman is being challenged by popular Alabama State Senator Scott Beason from Gardendale, Shelby County Tea Party Activist Al Mickle, and Blount County Probate Judge David Standridge. In addition to his three actual opponents the Political Action Committee (PAC), the Campaign for Primary Accountability, has targeted the veteran incumbent congressman. Rep. Bachus, the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee has fought back with his massive campaign war chest flooding the radio and television airwaves with relentless advertising.  According to a Friday Politico article Rep. Bachus said, “If I hadn’t had a million dollars in my account, I would be underwater right now.”
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