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Aderholt grows campaign account to over $780,000

Congressman Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville reports raising $261,392.52 for his 13th election cycle. According to the campaign’s report to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Aderholt entered July with $782,153.43 in cash on hand.

Aderholt has represented the Fourth Congressional District since 1997. He presently has no opponent in the Republican primary or in the general election.

During the first six months of 2019, Aderholt’s campaign reported raising $261,392.52. $260,150.00 was from contributions. Of that $112,750 were individual contributions and $147,400 were from other committee contributions. Aderholt reported no party contributions and no loans. Aderholt did have offsets to operating expenditures of $700 and other receipts of $542.52.

Aderholt’s campaign reported total disbursements of $194,979.45. Of that $192,479.45 were operating expenditures and other disbursements of $2,500. The campaign entered July with cash on hand of $782,153.43.

The Aderholt campaign reported 69 itemized individual contributions. Among the largest of there were: Paul Christian of Huntsville donated $2,800. Christian is a Vice President at Miltec. Wallace Kirkpatrick of Huntsville contributed $5600. He is the Chairman/CEO of Dese Research Inc. Gene Smith of Hoover contributed $2,800. He is the President of First Southern Services. Fatih Ozmen of Sparks, Nevada contributed $2,800. He is the CEO of Sierra Nevada Corporation. Jonnathan Kim of Huntsville contributed $5,600. He is the President of Gain Corporation. Ray Hunt of Dallas, Texas contributed $5,600. He is the President of Hunt Consolidated Inc. Frank Pitts of Madison has contributed $5,000. He is the CEO of Quantum Research. Thomas Young of Huntsville contributed $2,800. Young is the CEO of Kord Technologies. Phillip Colvert of Madison contributed $2,800. He is the co-founder of Verity Integrated Systems, Inc. Uwe Rockenfeller of Boulder City, Nevada contributed $2,800. Rockenfeller is the CEO of Rocky Research. Andrew Bevilacqua of Huntsville contributed $2,800. He is the CEO of Bevilacqua Research Corporation. Kurt Lessmann of Madison contributed $5.600. he is the is the CTO of Trideum Corp. Michael Kirkpatrick of Madison contributed $5,600. Michael is the Executive Director of Dese Research, Inc. Nilmini Thompson of Huntsville contributed $2.800 to Aderholt’s campaign in the first six months of the year. She is the CEO of Services, Products, and Solutions.

Robert Aderholt’s campaign reported 79 contributions from other committees. The largest of these include: Deloitte PAC $10,000, National Chicken Council PAC National Broiler Council PAC $5,000, Radiance Technologies Inc. PAC $5,000, Online Lenders Alliance PAC $5,000, Dynetics Inc. PAC $5,000, Science Applications International Corporation $5,000, Thoroughbred PAC $3,000, Torch Technologies, Inc PAC $2,700, Americans for Intelligent Deterrence and Defense PAC $2,700, Tyson Foods Inc. PAC (TYPAC) $2,500.00, L3 Technologies, Inc. PAC $2,500.00, Employees of Northrop Grumman Corporation PAC $5,000, Jacobs Good Government Fund of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. $2,500.00, National Association of Convenience Stores PAC $2,500, North American Meat Institute PAC $2,500, American Maritime Officers Voluntary PAC $2,500.00, National Turkey Federation PAC $2,500, The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Action Committee for Rural Electrification (ACRE) $2,500, Maynard Cooper & Gale PC PAC $2,500, General Atomics PAC $7,500, The Farm Credit Council PAC $2,500, and Altria Group, INC (ALTRIAPAC) $2,500.

Aderholt is seeking his 13th term in the House of Representatives serving the Fourth Congressional District of Alabama. AL CD4 has the distinction of being the congressional district where Donald J. Trump (R) performed best in the entire country in 2016. While no incumbent is ever entirely safe, Aderholt likely is the GOP Congress member with the highest chance of being re-elected, given the President’s popularity in rural north Alabama. Having $782,153.43 in the bank eight months before the primary helps Aderholt’s re-election chances, should he choose to run, even more,

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The major party primaries will be on March 3.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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