Katie Britt raises $1.5M in third quarter

Katie Britt raises $1.5M in third quarter

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt touted another pace-setting fundraising report Friday, announcing that her campaign raised more than $1.5 million in the 3rd quarter.

In total, Britt has raised more than $3.75 million in the first four months of her campaign and, after factoring in campaign spending, has $3.3 million cash on hand.

An aide to Congressman Mo Brooks said his campaign raised about $600,000 in Q3 and will report more than $1.8 million cash on hand, but details of his report are not yet available. The campaigns of Jessica Taylor and Lynda Blanchard did not offer third quarter fundraising numbers as of Friday.

Britt’s campaign also said that 85% of the funds raised in the third quarter were from Alabamians.

“I am grateful and excited that so many Alabamians are jumping on board our campaign to save the America we know and love,” Britt said in a press release.

With just more than seven months to go until the May 24 Republican primary, the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby is heating up between Britt and Brooks, widely considered the top two candidates at the moment. The two touted competing endorsements over the last week, with Britt receiving the support of the Alabama Farmers Federation’s FarmPAC and Brooks winning Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s support.

An Alabama Daily News poll conducted by Cygnal in August showed Brooks with a sizable lead in the race but also Britt with an opening.

If the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate were held today, and you had to make a choice, who would you vote for? 

Candidate%
Mo Brooks40.8%
Katie Britt17.7%
Jessica Taylor3.0%
Lynda Blanchard1.6%
Someone else5.1%
Undecided31.8%