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Gov. Kay Ivey and Tommy Battle top $1 million in fundraising

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Gov. Kay Ivey and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle have now both topped $1 million in fundraising totals, according to the most recent campaign finance reports.

Battle has raised $1,105,351 since fundraising began in the early summer. Ivey, who decided in September to officially run for a full term, has raised over $1.2 million. She hit the $1 million mark last month, just a few weeks after her announcement.

She began fundraising in August before announcing an official election bid.

Both candidates raised over $200,000 in September. Ivey took in more than $240,000, while Battle raised more than $211,000.

In September, Ivey reported several major contributions, including $25,000 from Regions Bank, $25,000 from AGA SACK PAC and $25,000 the National Cement Company of Alabama in Birmingham.

Battle reported one major contribution in September of $25,000 from Jeff Benton of Huntsville.

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Ivey has spent $83,663 so far, while Battle has spent $81,757, leaving both with over $1 million in their respective war chests still more than a year out from the election in November 2018.

Chip Brownlee is a former political reporter, online content manager and webmaster at the Alabama Political Reporter. He is now a reporter at The Trace, a non-profit newsroom covering guns in America.

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