The candidates in Alabama’s March 3 republican U.S. Senate primary had their latest mandatory federal financial disclosures due on Thursday.
The reports, covering January 1 – February 12, filed with the Federal Election Commission showed former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions raising the most during the period and ending it with the most cash-on-hand.
Sessions raised $446,891 in the six-week period and spent $1,104,608. He reported $1,898,642 on hand as of February 12.
Next, former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville raised $182,466 during the period. He spent $597,015, ending with $1,109,439 left.
State Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-Indian Springs) received a total of $125,915 and spent $99,319. He reported $350,626 cash-on-hand to finish the period.
Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01) brought in $119,896, spent $741,701 and had $1,571,477 on hand.
Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore raised $18,021. He spent $51,099 and concluded the period with $11,037.
These numbers represent the final financial reports due before the primary. From February 13 through February 29, candidates are required to file 48-hour notices if their respective campaign committees receive any contribution (including in-kind gifts or advances of goods or services; loans from the candidate or other non-bank sources; and guarantees or endorsements of bank loans to the candidate or committee) of $1,000 or more per source. These notices do not contain information on expenditures or cash-on-hand.
During the final quarter of 2019, Tuberville led the field in fundraising, actually outraising Sessions and Byrne combined in that period. Sessions from January 1 – February 12 outraised Tuberville and Byrne combined.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn