Name: Luther J. Strange
Political races run: Lieutenant governor, 2006; Alabama attorney general, 2010 and 2014.
Political offices held: Alabama attorney general, 2010-2017; appointed to U.S. Senate by former Gov. Robert Bentley, Feb. 19, 2017.
Professional experience: Sonat Offshore, lawyer, 1980-1985; Sonat, 1985-1994; registered lobbyist in Washington for Sonat and Transocean Offshore Drilling Co.; private law practice in Birmingham.
Education: Tulane University, bachelor of arts, 1976; Tulane Law School, juris doctor, 1979.
Civic experience: Court-appointed coordinating counsel for Gulf Coast states following Deepwater Horizon oil spill; member, advisory board of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy; board of trustees, Talladega College.
Main issues: Supports repeal and replacement of Obamacare; securing the nation’s borders; removing IRS restrictions that prohibit churches and religious non-profits from speaking out on political issues; immediate deportation of criminal aliens, building a border wall and cutting off funding for sanctuary cities; President Trump’s plans to cut spending and reduce taxes, and end trade deals with Mexico and China.
Campaign web site: http://www.lutherstrange.com
Contributions of $5,000 or more during 2017
Total receipts: $3,876,890
$71,699: 2017 Senators Classic Committee.
$47,400: National Republican Senatorial Committee.
$15,000: Defend America PAC, Tuscaloosa; Opportunity and Responsibility Restored in our Nation PAC, Washington.
$10,000: Alabama Power Co. Employees Federal PAC; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama PAC, Montgomery; Bluegrass Committee, Washington, DC; Checksmart Financial LLC PAC, Dublin, OH; Committee for Advancement of Cotton PAC, Cordova, TN; Common Values PAC, Alexandria, VA; Culac the PAC of Credit Union National Association, Washington, DC; Elect-The PAC of Alabama Farmers Federation, Montgomery; Freedom Fund, Washington, DC; Fund for a Conservative Future, Alexandria, VA; Fund for America’s Future PAC, Columbia, SC; Heller Highwater PAC, Las Vega, NV; Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. PAC, Washington, DC; Murray Energy PAC, Saint Clairsville, OH; National Automobile Dealers Association Inc. PAC, Washington, DC; Next Century Fund, Alexandria, VA; Preserving America’s Traditions PAC, Tampa, FL; Project West PAC, Lone Tree, CO; Realtors PAC, Chicago, IL; Regions Financial Corp. PAC, Washington, DC; Responsibility & Freedom Work PAC, Jackson, MS; The Travelers Companies Inc. PAC, Hartford, CT; Thompac, Raleigh, NC; Vulcan Materials Co. PAC, Birmingham.
$9,000: Lockheed Martin Employees PAC, Arlington, VA.
$8,100: Edward K. Aldag, Mountain Brook; Paul Atkins, Arlington, VA; Cynthia Boich, Columbus, OH; Wayne M. Boich, Columbus, OH; Louis C. Cardinal, Montgomery; John Catsimatidis, New York, NY; Karen H. Hubbard, Saint Paul, MN; Charles P. Joyce, Wellsville, NY; R. Perot, Dallas, TX; Matthew Rice, Harrisburg, IL; Koch PAC, Washington, DC.
$8,000: Anna Marie Reschini, Indiana, PA; Joseph Reschini, Indiana, PA; David Wallace, West Frankfort, IL; Rebecca Wallace, West Frankfort, IL.
$7,500: BNSF RailPAC, Fort Worth, TX; Chevron Employees PAC, San Ramon, CA; Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers PAC, Washington, DC; SunTrust PAC, Richmond, VA.
$6,500: Duke Energy Corp. PAC, Charlotte, NC.
$6,400: Edward Hardin, Birmingham; Tim Harrison, Tuscaloosa; Michael Straus, Alton.
$6,000: Allen C. Harris, Opelika; The Coca-Cola Co. Nonpartisan Committee for Good Government, Atlanta, GA; U.S. Peanut PAC, Washington, DC.
$5,500: Jeffrey Tolbert, Irondale.
$5,400: George W. Barber, Birmingham; Richard J. Bielen, Mountain Brook; Martin J. Bienenstock, Katonah, NY; Marjean D. Brooks, Birmingham; Richard A. Brooks, Birmingham; Franklin Brown, Mountain Brook; Forman Burr LLP, Birmingham; Jill Cain, Mountain Brook; Lyle E. Cain, Mountain Brook; Louis C. Cardinal III, Mountain Brook; Russell Carson, New York, NY; James F. Coleman, Dothan; Tiffany Coleman, Dothan; David Cunningham, Pittsburgh, PA;
Alfonse M. D’Amato, New York, NY; Stewart M. Dansby, Birmingham; Claiborne P. Deming, El Dorado, AR; Bruce Denson, Mountain Brook; John Drummond, Jasper; F&P LLC, Montgomery; Carolyn Featheringill, Mountain Brook; C. Fitzpatrick, Mountain Brook; Kelley Fitzpatrick, Mountain Brook; Bradford M. Freeman, Los Angeles, CA; Ronald Gidwitz, Chicago, IL; Gillian W. Goodrich, Mountain Brook; Michael Goodrich, Mountain Brook; Kenneth C. Griffin, Chicago, IL;
Melanie Grinney, Mountain Brook; Chad Hagwood, Birmingham; Lisa Hall, Great Falls, VA; Stewart Hall, Washington, DC; Holman Head, Birmingham; R.R. Head, Birmingham; Albert P. Hegyi, New York, NY; David Herro, Chicago, IL; Hayne Hollis, Dothan; David C. Humpreys, Joplin, MO; Ray L. Hunt, Dallas, TX; Bruce D. Irwin, Birmingham; Donald M. James, Pensacola, FL; Elizabeth R. Jernigan, Mountain Brook; John D. Johns, Mountain Brook; James M. Johnson, Mountain Brook;
John A. Kaneb, Lynnfield, MA; Wallace E. Kirkpatrick, Huntsville; Goodman G. Ledyard, Mobile; Timothy Maziarz, Bridgeville, PA; Daniel McKinney, Vestavia; Emmett E. McLean, Mountain Brook; Heather A. McWane, Mountain Brook; Phillip C. McWane, Mountain Brook; Larry W. Morris, Alexander City; Matthew Ornstein, Neptune Beach, FL; C. Ruffner Page, Mountain Brook; Virginia W. Page, Mountain Brook; Donald W. Patton, Mountain Brook;
Katharine S. Patton, Mountain Brook; Lloyd Peoples, Vestavia; Ronald Perelman, New York, NY; Andrew Pharo, Mountain Brook; Elizabeth Pharo, Mountain Brook; Neil Pope, Huntsville; Patrick Popicg, Benwood, WV; James Proctor, Mountain Brook; Laura Proctor, Mountain Brook; James A. Rubright, Atlanta, GA; Joseph Saiia, Mountain Brook; Frank Schuler, Atlanta, GA; David D. Shelby, Birmingham; Jeffrey Silverman, Miami Beach, FL;
Guice Slawson, Montgomery; Pam Smith, Hoover; Southeast Wood Treating LTD, Montgomery; Squire Patton Boggs PAC, Washington; John Stankus, Canonsburg, PA; Swaid N. Swaid, Birmingham; Julius Talton, Selma; Foy Tatum, Montgomery; Genie Thompson, Mountain Brook; Lee Thuston, Birmingham; Jose Antonio Valencia, Hoover; Anne Von Kuhn, Naples, FL; Geoffrey Von Kuhn, Naples, FL; Steven C. Voorhees, Atlanta, GA; Deborah W. Whittington, Vestavia; John P. Whittington, Vestavia.
$5,200: Barry Kraselsky, Miramar Beach, FL.
$5,000: Action Committee for Rural Electrification, Arlington, VA; AGSH&F Civic Action Committee, Washington, DC; Airbus Group Inc. PAC, Herndon, VA; Allstate Insurance Co. PAC, Northbrook, IL; American Bankers Association PAC, Washington, DC; American Crystal Sugar Co. PAC, Moorhead, MN; American Dental Association PAC, Washington, DC; American Gas Association PAC, Washington, DC; American Peanut Shellers Association PAC, Albany, GA; Amgen Inc. PAC, Newbury Park, CA; Associated Builders & Contractors PAC, Washington, DC; Associated General Contractors of America PAC, Arlington, VA; AT&T Inc. Federal PAC, Dallas, TX; Balch & Bingham LLP Federal PAC, Birmingham; Bridgepoint Education Inc. PAC, San Diego, CA; Capital One Financial Corp. Associates Political Fund, McLean, VA; H. Chapman LLC, Auburn; Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United Inc. Committee for Good Government, Birmingham; Comcast Corp. & NBCUniversal PAC,
Philadelphia, PA; Committee for the Advancement of Southeast Cotton PAC, Dawsonville, GA; Copart PAC, Fairfield, CA; Country First PAC Inc., Alexandria, VA; Cozen O’Connor PAC, Philadelphia, PA; Dalen PAC, Dallas, TX; Deloitte PAC, Washington, DC; Dirgo PAC, Alexandria, VA; Energy Transfer Employee Management Co. PAC, Austin, TX; ExxonMobile PAC, Irving, TX; FedEx Corp. PAC, Memphis, TN; Food Marketing Institute PAC, Arlington, VA; Friends of Bud Cramer, Huntsville; General Electric PAC, Washington, DC; General Motors Co. PAC, Washington, DC; Healthsouth PAC, Birmingham; Heartland Values PAC, Sioux Falls, SD; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co, PAC, Washington, DC; Hotel PAC, Washington, DC; Investment Company Institute PAC, Washington, DC; Hugh B. Jacks, Shoal Creek; JM Family Enterprises Inc. PAC, Deerfield Beach, FL; Matthew J. Kemner, San Francisco, CA; KPMG PAC, Washington, DC; Michael B. Lee, Mobile; Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. PAC, Boston, MA; McAndrews & Forbes Inc. PAC, New York, NY; Making Business Excel PAC, Cody, WY; Marathon Petroleum Corp Employees PAC, Findlay, OH; Maynard Cooper & Gale PC PAC, Birmingham; Mortgage Bankers Association PAC, Washington, DC; National Association of Convention Stores PAC, Alexandria, VA; National Beer Wholesalers Association PAC, Alexandria, VA; National PAC, Willowbrook, IL; National Shooting Sports Foundation PAC, Washington, DC; New York Life Insurance PAC, New York, NY; One Georgia PAC, Atlanta, GA; Oorahipac, Bloomington, IN; Orbital ATK Inc. PAC, Arlington, VA; PAC of the Aaos, Washington, DC; PeanutPAC of Alabama, Dothan; Plains Cotton Growers Inc. PAC, Lubbock, TX; Protective Life Corp. PAC, Birmingham; R Senate PAC, Monroe, NC; Raytheon PAC, Arlington, VA; Repy on Your Beliefs Fund, Washington, DC; Republican Jewish Coalition PAC, Washington, DC; Reynolds American PAC, Winston-Salem, NC; Carolanne G. Roberts, Birmingham; John H. Roberts, Birmingham; Rock City PAC, Franklin, TN; Benjamin Russell, Alexander City; William Scherman, Washington, DC; The Boeing Co. PAC, Arlington, VA; The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. PAC, Washington, DC; The Senate Victory Fund PAC, Tupelo, MS; Tomorrow is Meaningful PAC, Charleston, SC; Torchmark Corp. Federal PAC, McKinney, TX; Trinity Industries Employee PAC, Dallas, TX; United States Steel Corp. PAC, Pittsburgh, PA; USPAC, Atlanta, GA; Ven PAC, Gaithersburg, MD; Wells Fargo and Co. Employee PAC, Minneapolis, MN.