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Colvin doubles first month fundraising lead in Senate special, Kitchens’ warchest grows

With the special election to fill a sizable vacancy in the Alabama Senate left by former Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) just over a month away, candidates running for the seat posted their first fundraising milestone.

Two members of the Alabama House, Rep. Brock Colvin (R-Arab) and Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) reported sizable figures, with Colvin breaking ahead of first month totals by double. Colvin’s haul in November totaled $80,507. 

“Our conservative message is clearly resonating with the people of Senate District 9, and I am incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support from people right here at home for our campaign,” Colvin said in a statement after reporting totals.

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Colvin has made his fifth-generation Marshall County roots a staple of his campaign, noting that 96% of his first-month fundraising haul came from “personal and local business donors,” indicating “unmatched” hometown support. 

“I have always been committed to the people who elected me and got me where I am today, not to special interests in Montgomery, and this report clearly shows the grassroots support behind us. Our team hit the ground running on day one of this campaign, and we will continue to work hard to earn the support of voters across Northeast Alabama.”

Rep. Kitchens, a second-term member of the House representing Marshall County, brought in $39,698 in November. His total campaign warchest sits at $134,539.71 after a transfer of $115,000 from his House campaign earlier this month. 

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“I’m going to keep talking with voters about my experience and conservative voting record which has been resonating with many people across the district,” Kitchens said. “I’ve spent the last 6 years working for North Alabama, building relationships with the Governor’s office and legislative leaders to make sure my district gets its fair share and will continue to do so as the next Senator for District 9.”

Tacking along to the pack is Alabama political mainstay and former corrections officer Stacy Lee George with roughly $3,000 in November fundraising. The special primary election will be held January 9, 2024.

Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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