Tag: attorney general

Marshall Sweeps Up GOP Nomination for AG, Ainsworth for Lt. Gov.

Steve Marshall, who was appointed attorney general in 2017, easily held off former Attorney General Troy King on Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for the office.

In the GOP runoff for lieutenant governor, state Rep. Will Ainsworth of Guntersville defeated veteran party activist and officeholder Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, who has served as president of the Alabama Public Service Commission since 2012.

In other races, Circuit Court Judge Sarah Hicks Stewart of Mobile secured the Republican nomination for State Supreme Court, Place 1. Christy Olinger Edwards of Montgomery won the nomination to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals Place 1 seat. Chris McCool of Gordo took the GOP nomination for Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2. And Rick Pate is the Republican nominee as commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. Read more.

AG Ads Flood the Airwaves in Last Week of Campaign

Flooding the airwaves with ads attacking each other, Troy King and Steve Marshall have spent more than $1 million this week as their campaigns to win the Republican nomination for attorney general draw to a close.

The two will meet in Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff. The winner will face Democrat Joseph Siegelman in the November general election.

Marshall, the incumbent, has raised $551,435 and spent $734,526 this week, according to daily reports he has filed with the Secretary of State’s Office. Overall, he has collected $3.22 million in contributions and spent $3.09 million since the election cycle began last year.

King, who is trying to reclaim the office he held from 2004 to 2011, reported raising $335,100 and spending $337,449 this week. Overall, he has raised $2.26 million and spent $217 million.

Marshall and King have aired ads on television stations across the state, sparring over who is a “real” Republican and supporter of President Donald Trump. Read more.

AG Marshall Pulls in Half a Million This Month Alone; King Reports Almost $80K

Attorney General Steve Marshall has raised more than a half million dollars in campaign contributions so far this month, according to reports he filed Monday with the Secretary of State’s office.

The majority of that money, $300,000, was contributed Monday by the Washington-based RAGA Action Fund, which has given $735,000 to Marshall’s campaign since the election cycle began last year. RAGA is an affiliate of the Republican Attorney Generals Association.

Marshall and former Attorney General Troy King face off in a July 17 runoff for the Republican nomination for attorney general.

King reported raising $79,885 during the June 30-July 6 reporting period. Read more.

Marshall, Christie Lead Their Primary Fields in Fundraising for the AG Race

Fueled by hefty contributions from political action committees, incumbent Steve Marshall and former Attorney General Troy King drew in hundreds of thousands of dollars during April for their campaigns for the Republican nomination for attorney general.

The two hold substantial fundraising advantages over two other candidates in the GOP primary, former U.S. attorney Alice Martin and Birmingham lawyer Chris Bedsole.

Two Democrats running for their party’s nomination, James S. “Chris” Christie and Joseph Jay Siegelman, each brought in smaller amounts of campaign cash. Read more.

Marshall Leads the Pack of AG Candidates in Fundraising

Incumbent Steve Marshall has raised $629,185 in his bid to win a full term as Alabama’s attorney general, according to his latest financial disclosure report.

Marshall faces two former prosecutors, Troy King and Alice Martin, in the June 5 Republican primary. Birmingham lawyer Chess Bedsole rounds out the field of candidates for the GOP nomination. On the Democratic side, Birmingham attorneys James S. “Chris” Christie Jr. and Joseph Jay Siegelman are vying for the nomination. Read more.