2018 Election

Siegelman Outspends Marshall in the AG’s race, but Marshall Led in Fundraising Last Week

Republican Steve Marshall raised more money but Democrat Joseph Siegelman far out-spent him last week in their campaigns for attorney general.

Marshall, who is seeking his first full term as attorney general, raised $58,675 and spent $9,290 from Oct. 13 to Oct. 19, leaving him an account balance of $260,682, according to reports filed Monday with the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office.

Siegelman, son of former Gov. Don Siegelman, reported contributions of $14,464 and expenditures of $278,410 in his weekly report. He showed a cash balance of $23,194.

Marshall’s largest donors during that period were BIZPAC, Free Enterprise PAC and Mainstream PAC, Montgomery-based committees that gave $9,500 each.

Since the campaign began last year, Marshall has reported contributions of $3.06 million and has spent $3.31 million, mostly on this year’s GOP primary and runoff. He began last year with $510,549 in his campaign account. Overall, his biggest contributors are the Republican Attorney Generals Association Action Fund of Washington, $735,000; and Montgomery-based Progress PAC, $345,000

Siegelman has raised $561,369 and spent $538,175 so far in this election cycle. His biggest donors listed in the latest weekly report were Angelo Manusco of Decatur, $1,100; the Chilton County Democratic Club of Clanton, $1,050; and J.L. McPhillips of Montgomery and Lisa Borden of Vestavia Hills, $1,000 each. For the entire campaign, his top contributor is the North Alabama PAC of Huntsville, $40,500.

The two candidates are on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election.