Governor Kay Ivey leads her competitors in fundraising and in cash on hand as she seeks re-election.
Ivey has raised $6.6 million during this election cycle, has spent $4.2 million and has a balance of $2.5 million. Ivey’s spent the majority of her cash on media buys, with $936,294 going to the Ohio-basd Flexpoint Media during the month of March alone, according to her most recent monthly campaign finance report.
Tim James has raised the second-most cash during this election, at $2.3 million, and he’s spent $2.2. Million, also largely on media buys. James’s latest campaign report shows he spent $678,855 toward Virginia-based Red Eagle Media.
Former U.S. Ambassador Lindy Blanchard put in $7.8 million of her own money toward her campaign, and has spent $6.3 million of that, with an ending balance of $1.4 million.
Lew Burdett, a former Books-A-Million executive, has raised $392,241 and has spent $312,674. He’s got $125,067 in cash on hand.
Correctional officer Stacey Lee George has raised $3,250 and spent $2,533. Dean Odle, an Opelika pastor, has raise $98,515 and spent $101,906. He’s got $29,058 on hand.
State Sen. Malika Sanders-Fortier, D-Selma, has raised $391 and spent none, according to the latest finance reports.