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Gov. Kay Ivey leads opponents in fundraising in gubernatorial race

Ivey has raised $6.6 million during this election cycle. Tim James has raised the second-most at $2.3 million.

Governor Kay Ivey gave the keynote speech at the Rotary Club of Anniston Luncheon Tuesday June, 15, 2021 in Anniston, Ala. (Governor's Office/Hal Yeager)

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.

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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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