Governor Kay Ivey’s re-election campaign on Thursday announced she has raised more than $1.2 million in her bid to retain her office.
“The people of Alabama are energized and enthusiastic for 2022, and I could not be more grateful to them for their overwhelming support of my re-election campaign,” Ivey said in a statement. “Alabama is breaking record after record and experiencing one of the strongest economic comebacks in the nation, but there is even more work to do. No doubt, I could not do this without the incredible support from my fellow Alabamians.”
Campaign reports show that since she announced her re-election bid on June 2, Ivey has raised $495,000.
Tuscaloosa developer and political influencer Stan Pate donated $250,000 to Ivey’s re-election bid, the largest single donation she’s received to date during this election cycle, according to campaign finance reports.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and the Great Southern Wood Preserving Company both gave Ivey $50,000.
The Drummond Company gave Ivey $25,000. The Mobile-based construction consulting company Volkert and Regions Bank also donated $25,000 each, as did MCG PAC, the political action committee for the law firm Maynard, Cooper & Gale.
The Alabama Bankers Association’s political action committee BANKPAC also gave Ivey $25,000.
Dean Odle, an Alabama pastor who lives near Opelika and is challenging Ivey for the Republican nomination in the 2022 primary, has loaned his own campaign $2,832.
Reports show Odle, who has shared on social media support for the belief that the earth is flat and the debunked claim that hydroxychloroquine can save COVID-19 patients, hasn’t received donations from any other sources.