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Rep. Wes Allen leads fundraising pack in secretary of state race

Allen has raised the most, and has the largest remaining balance in the race.

Secretary of state candidate Rep. Wes Allen speaking at a campaign event.

Alabama Rep. Wes Allen, R-Troy is outraising others vying to become Alabama’s next secretary of state. 

Allen, a former probate judge, has raised $233,054 during this election cycle, and spent $121,611 largely to the Montgomery-based political campaign management and marketing firm Virtus Solutions. Allen has $154,383 cash on hand, according to campaign finance reports. 

State Auditor Jim Zeigler has raised the second-most during this election cycle, at $29,460. Zeigler has spent $3.087 leaving a balance of $24,013. Zeigler’s largest expense during March, according to his campaign finance reports, was toward car rentals at Palmer’s Toyota in Mobile, at $1,740. 

Former Alabama House candidate Chris Horn has raised $26,940 and spent $15,093 leaving $11,847 in cash on hand. 

Ed Packard, a former employee in the secretary of state’s office, has raised $9,953 and spent $9,043. 

Pamela Laffitte, a corrections sergeant within the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department, has raised $4,935 and spent $4,124.

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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