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Republican runoff contributions fluctuate in weekly reports

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Weekly campaign filings for the week ending June 29 show donations in the state’s two most hotly contested races is erratic as the Republican runoff quickly approaches.

In the Lt. Governor’s contest first-term State Representative Will Ainsworth faces PSC President Twinkle Cavanaugh.

Ainsworth reported $18,500.00 for the week but also list two major contributions, one from the Forestry PAC, for 25,000 and the other from Gregory Rader from Columbus, MS., for $20,000.00. His filing shows $204,565.16 remaining in his principal campaign account.

Cavanaugh’s campaign shows $185,500 given within the week but also lists a major contribution of $25,000.00 from Drummond Company, Inc. Cavanaugh lists a total of $258,738.86 in cash on hand.

In a week where the attorney general candidates suspend advertising because of the death of Attorney General Steve Marshall’s wife the pace of giving was decidedly stunted especial for Marshall. Marshall’s campaign reported no contribution for the week but did receive a major donation of $25,000.00 from the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama Inc., PAC. He published an ending balance of 287,783.63.

King’s filing show he raised $39,605.00 for the week and has $86,870.72 in reserve.

The Republican primary is July 17.

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Bill Britt is editor-in-chief at the Alabama Political Reporter and host of The Voice of Alabama Politics. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.

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