According to the latest Federal Election Commission filings released Monday, U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt raised over $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of fundraising, with a majority coming from in-state sources.
Her donations for the quarter are more than $843,000 more than fellow candidate U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, and over $1 million more than Senate candidate Mike Durant. Both men received the majority of their contributions from out-of-state donors.
According to the FEC filings, Britt received $1,225,188.98 in net contributions in the fourth quarter of fundraising. Approximately 79 percent of those contributing were individuals and organizations originating from Alabama.
The same fillings show Britt with $4,080,364.99 in her campaign war chest, including contributions from the previous quarter, with total expenditures at $480,746.82.
Fellow candidate Brooks received $382,185.12 in net contributions in the same period, over three times less than Britt. According to the report, approximately 73 percent of individuals and organizations contributing to Brooks’ campaign come from out-of-state.
Brook’s campaign has spent $264,149.31, that when combined with contributions from the previous quarter, brought Brooks’ cash on hand to $1,979,044.30.
During the same quarter, Durant raised $164,928.11 in net contributions from in and out of state sources, over six times less than Britt. According to the fillings, approximately 67 percent of Durant’s contributions originate from out-of-state.
The same FEC filings from Durant’s Senate campaign show the candidate personally loaned his campaign $4,160,000 between October and December of 2021. When included with his contributions, in the form of a personal loan, the total net contributions is $4,316,153.11.
In the same quarter, Durant’s campaign spent $1,802,211.34, leaving his campaign war chest at $2,523,941.77.
According to a recent poll by Mclaughlin & Associates conducted in early December of 2021, 31.4 percent of respondents said they would vote for Brooks in the Republican Primary, while 26.2 percent said they would vote for Britt, and 16.6 said they would vote for Durant.
A recent straw poll held at the Young Republican Federation of Alabama’s Winter Gala on Dec. 18, 2021, showed Britt with 44 percent of the total vote, leading Brooks’ with 28 percent, and Durant with 13 percent.
The Republican Primary is May 24, 2022.