2018 Elections

Siegelman Tops Marshall in October Fundraising, but Marshall’s Ahead in Campaign Spending for the AG Race

Democratic challenger Joseph Siegelman has raised more in campaign contributions than Republican incumbent Steve Marshall so far in October, according to reports filed Monday with the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office.

Siegelman, son of former Gov. Don Siegelman, reported that he took in contributions of $101,474 during the first 12 days of October. Marshall, bidding for his first full term as attorney general, reported contributions of $56,000.

But Marshall far out-spent Siegelman during the period. The GOP nominee spent $106,316 to Siegelman’s $22,924.

Marshall’s largest contributor for the latest reporting period was the Alabama Forestry PAC with a donation of $25,000. His top financial supporter throughout the campaign has been the Republican Attorney Generals Association Action Fund, at $750,000.

The GOP nominee has raised $3 million since the campaign began last year, with much of that spent during the party’s primary and runoff elections. He has spent $3.3 million and has a campaign balance of $211,297.

Siegelman has raised $546,885 throughout the campaign and has spent $259,634. He reported a cash balance of $287,249. His largest contributor so far in October has been the North Alabama PAC in Huntsville, which gave $20,000. The committee, chaired by longtime Democratic activist Steve Raby, is his overall leading supporter with donations totaling $40,500.

The two candidates will be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.