50 days out: Congressional fundraising report

50 days out: Congressional fundraising report

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News

With 50 days to go until the Alabama primary elections on June 5, candidates for Congress are reporting their quarterly fundraising numbers.

Below are charts showing how much candidates in competitive races raised and spent in the first quarter of 2018 and how much they have on hand.

First, a few takeaways…

  • Bobby Bright’s $300,000 personal loan gives him real money to use in the AL-2 primary. That’s enough to make legitimate ad buys on television and radio, assuming he wants to spend it all.
  • Troubling for the Bright campaign, though, is the fact that they report a total of ZERO donations from the Wiregrass, an area people always assume is a strength for Bright. Martha Roby reports dozens of Wiregrass donations.
  • Rich Hobson outraised both Barry Moore and Bright with $45K. It’s notable that Roby’s four primary challengers (Bright, Moore, Hobson, Amason) have raised just $150,000 combined compared to Roby’s $1.2 million with 50 days to go.
  • Reports show impressive fundraising numbers for Democrats Mallory Hagan ($104K) and Tabitha Isner ($54K). Hagan appears to have tapped into the ActBlue network, which directs money from all over the country to Democratic candidates.

Alabama’s 2nd District

CandidateRaised in Q1Spent in Q1Cash on hand
U.S. Rep Martha Roby (R)(i)$290,053$93,038$820,904
Former U.S. Rep Bobby Bright (R)$35,150 (+ $300,000 personal loan)$14,943$309,480
State Rep. Barry Moore (R)$11,095$31,067$5,398
Tommy Amason (R)$5,547$15$3,889
Rich Hobson (R)$45,437$14,007$31,430
Tabitha Isner (D)$52,257$35,279$77,319
Audri Scott Williams D)$15,042$14,522$520

Alabama’s 3rd District 

CandidateRaised in Q1Spent in Q1Cash on hand
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R) (i)$277,825$72,366$942,563
Mallory Hagan (D)$104,354$28,504$75,849.65
N/A

Alabama’s 5th District

CandidateRaised in Q1Spent in Q1Cash on hand
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R) (i)$140,220$15,219$690,199
Clayton Hinchman (R)$17,862$40,093$94,166
Peter Joffrion (D)$111,35145,520$77,442
Butler Cain (D)$1,574$62$2,611

Alabama’s 1st District

CandidateRaised in Q1Spent in Q1Cash on hand
U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R) (i)$157,360$84,025$764,030
Robert Kennedy, Jr. (D)$4,259 (+$50,000 personal loan)$155$54,259

 

Source: FEC.gov.