Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh holds a slight edge over William J. “Will” Ainsworth in raising money for their campaigns for the Republican nomination to the lieutenant governor job, according to finance reports filed with the Secretary of State’s office this week.
Cavanaugh, a member of the Alabama Public Service Commission since 2010 and its president since 2012, reported that she has raised $1.11 million since the campaign began last year, including $149,085 in April.
Besides $582,916 from a previous campaign account, the biggest contributors to Cavanaugh’s bid for lieutenant governor were the Drummond Co. at $55,000 and Pride Pac II of Tuscaloosa with $44,500.
Ainsworth, a state representative from Marshall County, has raised $943,665, including $63,150 last month. The Alabama Forestry Association PAC was his leading source of money at $63,400
State Sen. Benjamin “Rusty” Glover of Semmes is the third candidate in the field. He has raised $142,741 since the campaign began in 2017, including $17,862 in April. His largest sources of campaign cash included his Senate campaign fund at $60,354.
The three are candidates in the Republican primary on June 5. The winner will meet Democrat Will Boyd in the November general election. Boyd is unopposed for his party’s nomination.