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Blanchard’s 3Q fundraising trails Taylor, but has more on hand than opponents

Lynda Blanchard’s personal deposit of $5 million to her campaign leaves her with more cash on hand than any other opponent.

Clockwise from top left: Katie Boyd Britt, Lynda Blanchard, Jessica Taylor, and Congressman Mo Brooks.

Despite raising less than $2,000 in the third-quarter, Lynda Blanchard still has on hand more than any of her opponents in the U.S. Senate race, thanks largely to a deposit she made to her own campaign. 

Blanchard, a Montgomery native and former U.S. ambassador to Slovenia, raised just $1,958 in the quarter, but has on hand $4.5 million. She made an initial $5 million deposit to her campaign in February. Blanchard spent $692,645 during the quarter. 

Prattville businesswoman Jessica Taylor raised $150,848 in the 3rd quarter, according to Federal Election Commission records, and spent $82,509 during the quarter, with $68,339 cash on hand at the end of the quarter. 

Mo Brooks raised just less than $670,000 and spent 78 percent of that during the quarter. He has $1.8 million on hand. 

Katie Britt, Brooks’s top opponent, raised $1.5 million during the quarter and has on hand nearly $3.3 million. Britt was endorsed by Alabama Farmers Federation, prompting Brooks to make denigrating statements about ALFA which drew swift criticism from other Republicans.

Eddie Burkhalter is a reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter. You can email him at [email protected] or reach him via Twitter.

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