2018 Elections

Near Campaign’s End, Ivey Adds to Fundraising Advantage Over Maddox

Gov. Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox

Gov. Kay Ivey continues to add to her fundraising advantage over Democrat Walt Maddox with one week remaining in their campaign for governor, according to reports filed Monday with the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office.

Ivey, the Republican nominee, reported raising $146,413 from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26, compared to $45,465 for Maddox. Ivey spent $212,304, leaving a cash balance of $288,586. Maddox reported spending of $62,242 and has an account balance of $167,479.

Since the campaign began last year, Ivey has reported raising $4.49 million while Maddox has collected $2.08 million in itemized cash contributions.

Ivey’s biggest contributor for the most recent reporting period was Science & Engineering Services LLC of Columbia, Maryland with $25,000; Alabama Acre of Montgomery, Thompson Engineering Inc. of Mobile and Metro Mini Storage of Pelham gave $10,000 apiece. Her overall biggest contributor for the entire campaign is Abbeville businessman James W. “Jimmy” Rane with $300,000.

IBEW PAC Voluntary Fund of Washington, D.C., was Maddox’s top contributor last week at $10,000, followed by Bart Stephens of Mountain Brook at $7,500. His biggest supporters since the campaign began last year are six political action committees chaired by Mike Echols of Tuscaloosa, with a total of almost $600,000.

Ivey, who became governor last year upon the resignation of Robert Bentley, is seeking her first full term in the office. Maddox is the mayor of Tuscaloosa.

The two meet in the Nov. 6 general election.