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Ainsworth has greatest fundraising month ever for a lieutenant governor candidate

Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth’s first month of fundraising for this election cycle is one for the record books.

The Marshall County Republican raised a historic $911,370 in the month of June, according to his campaign. Campaign finance reports for campaigns are due on Friday.

Ainsworth sees his early fundraising success as a product of the support he has enjoyed from across the state.

“I am blown away by the incredible support our reelection campaign has received in just a few weeks,” he stated. “Thank you to everyone who has already joined our team and invested in our shared mission to build an even stronger Alabama for future generations. My family and I are humbled by and grateful for all of the support, encouragement and prayer across our great state. We also know this journey is just getting started, and we look forward to building our momentum one day at a time. Together, we will continue to enact bold conservative reforms that support job growth and safe communities.”

Fundraising is not the only part of Ainsworth’s campaign effort where he has made a splash during this cycle. He has racked up notable endorsements from U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), the Alabama Forestry Association, Manufacture Alabama, the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Alabama, the Petroleum and Convenience Marketers Association, and the Business Council of Alabama’s ProgressPAC.

Ainsworth’s first term has been bolstered by his heavy involvement in the state’s economic issues.

He has overseen the Alabama Small Business Commission, a panel tasked with recommending policies and legislation benefiting small businesses operating across the state.

During last year’s COVID-19 crisis, Ainsworth formed an emergency task force within the commission to focus on the reopening of Alabama’s economy. Most of the task force’s plan was implemented by the state during the reopening process.

Ainsworth has also served as chairman of the Aerospace States Association, a national group whose mission is to support and promote the interests of the aerospace industry in Alabama and across the nation.

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At his campaign kickoff on June 4, Ainsworth asserted that improving the prospects of future generations of Alabamians is driving his bid for a second term.

“The main reason I’m running is for my kids, your kids, your grandkids’ future,” he said. “It is a huge time commitment, but I want to say this: I want our kids, your kids, everybody in here to always be proud to call Alabama home. I don’t want our kids to have to move to Atlanta or Nashville or Austin or another state. I want them to be able to live right here in Alabama and have the same opportunities as any kids in the world. We’re going to do that. We are doing that.”

Tim Howe is an owner of Yellowhammer Multimedia