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King releases contributions for the last 19 days

Republican candidate for Congressional District 2, Troy King, announces that his campaign raised over $100,000 in just 19 days.

“I am continually humbled by the support I am receiving from all across District 2,” said former state’s Attorney General King. “I attribute our success to the fact that many who live there have known and stood with me for a long time now. As a lifelong Republican, a native son of the Wiregrass, and a longtime resident of Montgomery, the folks in this district are like family to me. I understand them and those things that matter to them better than anyone else in this race,” King said. “I have been overwhelmed with the messages of encouragement I have received. Alabamians are ready to send a fighter to represent them and they are saying so with their support.”

In August, APR looked at King’s vote totals in the district from the 2018 Republican Primary in which he ran for attorney general in a crowded field of heavyweight contenders.

By the numbers: What if King runs for AL-2?

In the primary match up with Birmingham attorney Chess Bedsole, appointed Attorney General Steve Marshall and former U.S Attorney Alice Martin, King handily dispatched each opponent in AL-2 with 46.05 percent of the vote in the four-way race.

In Crenshaw, Pike, Henry and Covington Counties, King earned over 50 percent of the vote. No other candidate broke 25 percent in any county in AL-2 except for Marshall’s 27.44 percent in Montgomery County.

His election team points a recent survey that finds King leading other contenders for AL-2, which includes State Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, Dothan area businessman Jeff Coleman and former State Rep. Barry Moore.

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King’s campaign also says King enjoys over twice the support of his nearest opponent. King’s name ID in the internal survey is 88 percent among voters.

“I have a strong career of standing with the little guy,” King said. “If you are tired of the crazies who have been running Washington D.C., you can do something about it. Join me and let’s put an end to left-wing control of our government.”

The Republican Primary is March 3, 2020.


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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