2018 Elections

Ivey Continues to Outraise Maddox in Governor’s Race; Maddox Reports 892 Smaller Donations in August

Gov. Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox

Gov. Kay Ivey nudged out Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox for the top spot in campaign contributions in August, which leaves her in the position of having raised more than three times as much as her Democratic challenger for the governor’s office.

In reports filed this week with the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office, Republican candidate Ivey reported having raised $402,000 in cash donations in August and, after spending more than $435,000, ending the month with $337,964.

She has raised close to $5.4 million since her campaign started last year.

Maddox reported raising $337,742 in donations last month, and after spending $180,549, ending the month with $476,459.

That brings the total raised for his campaign to $1.7 million.

Maddox’s largest contribution for the month was $15,000 from Greenetrack. He also got a total of $30,000 from five PACs chaired by Mike Echols, owner of Echols, Taylor & Associates PC in Tuscaloosa.

While Maddox lagged Ivey in contribution totals, he did outpace her in sheer numbers.

Maddox reported receiving 892 contributions during August, 783 of those in donations of less than $1,000, and 385 of those in donations of less than $100.

Ivey reported 137 donations for the month, 72 of those for less than $1,000.

She had three contributions of $25,000, from Alabama Builders Political Action Committee, Truk PAC and Georgia Crown Distributing Co. The bulk of her other contributions came from other businesses and PACs.

The general election is Nov. 6.

Here are contributions of $5,000 and up made to the candidates in August.

Kay Ivey

$25,000: Alabama Builders Political Action Committee (ABPAC), Montgomery; Truk PAC, Montgomery; Georgia Crown Distributing Co., McDonough, Georgia.

$20,000: The Committee for Good Government, Birmingham.

$16,000: CarePAC, Montgomery.

$15,000: Franklin PAC, Montgomery; Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc., Dothan; Whitaker Contracting Corp., Guntersville; Gregory T. Abramson, Vestavia; Charles E. Watts, Inc., Gadsden; Dunn Construction Company, Inc., Birmingham; MidSouth Paving, Inc., Birmingham.

$10,000: The Boeing Company PAC, Arlington, Virginia; BankPAC, Montgomery; Caterpillar Employees PAC, Peoria, Illinois; Eastern Shore Toyota, Daphne; Reid B Dove, Dothan; Johnson Kreis Construction, Birmingham; Phylis Baron, Huntsville.

$7,000: Walmart, Bentonville, Arkansas.

$5,000: Millennium Health Service, Inc., Tuscaloosa; Northport Holding, LLC, Tuscaloosa; Northport Health Services, Inc., Tuscaloosa; NHS Management, LLC, Tuscaloosa; Senior Care Pharmacy, Inc., Northport; Future PAC, Montgomery; Richard C. Sullivan      Mobile; Warrior Met Coal PAC, Brookwood; Chilton County Contractors, Inc., Clanton; Nucor PAC, Decatur; Jerry D. Kimbrough, Birmingham; Alabama Beverage Association PAC, Montgomery; Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., Birmingham; BIZPAC, Montgomery; T-Town PAC II, Tuscaloosa; W. J. Cabaniss, Jr., Birmingham; Howard Wise, Birmingham; Leadership PAC, Tuscaloosa; ET PAC, Tuscaloosa; Cash PAC, Tuscaloosa; Automation Personnel Services, Inc., Birmingham; Thompson Gray, Inc., Huntsville.

Walt Maddox

$15,000: Greenetrack, Inc., Eutaw.

$7,122: William Clevland, Auburn.  

$7,000: Leadership PAC, Tuscaloosa.

$6,400: Dr. Ramesh Peramsetty, Tuscaloosa.

$6,000: Cash PAC, Tuscaloosa; CMG PAC II, Tuscaloosa; ET PAC, Tuscaloosa; Pride PAC II, Tuscaloosa; T-Town PAC II, Tuscaloosa.

$5,900: Ray Thakor, (in-kind) Birmingham.

$5,000: Crimson Urgent Care, LLC, Tuscaloosa; First Care, LLC, Tuscaloosa; The Advantage Realty Group, Inc., Tuscaloosa; CWA-Cope PAC, Washington, D.C.; Alabama AFL-CIO PAC, Montgomery; John Roberts, Birmingham; Jane Comer   , Birmingham; Jim Clevland III, Auburn; Alabama State Assoc. of Electrical Workers, Montgomery; IBEW PAC, Washington, D.C.; Neel-Schaffer, Jackson.


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