Tag: Governor race

Ivey Stretches out Her Lead in Fundraising for Governor’s Race

Gov. Kay Ivey is closing in on the $4 million mark in contributions to her campaign to win the Republican nomination for governor, according to financial reports filed this week.

Ivey raised $143,515 between May 12 and May 18, pushing her total for the campaign to $3.93 million, according her new weekly report.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is a distant second in the battle for campaign cash. He reported contributions of $103,825 for the week, raising his total to $2.28 million.

Ivey, Battle, state Sen. Bill Hightower of Mobile and Birmingham evangelist Scott Dawson are vying for the GOP nomination. The winner of the June 5 Republican primary will face the winner of the Democratic primary in the November general election. Read more.

Candidates for Governor Pitch Ideas During PARCA Roundtable Forum

Six candidates vying to be the next governor of Alabama sat down for interviews with professors and professionals from across the state Wednesday night during a forum sponsored by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama.

Three Republican candidates – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Evangelist Scott Dawson and state Sen. Bill Hightower – and three Democratic candidates – former state Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb, former state Rep. James Fields and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox – participated in the forum, held at Woodrow Hall in Birmingham’s Woodlawn community. Gov. Kay Ivey, who also is seeking the Republican nomination in the June 5 primary, was invited to the forum, said PARCA director of communications Marci Smith, but the governor declined.

Organized by the PARCA Roundtable group of young professionals, the forum featured 12-minute, one-on-one interviews with each candidate by interviewers who belong to or were selected by the Roundtable. After the interviews, the candidates took turns answering questions submitted by the audience. Read more.

Republicans in Governor Race Eclipse Democrats in Spending

Gov. Kay Ivey has collected almost $100,000 this month for her campaign for governor, bringing her total to $3.78 million since the race for the June 5 Republican primary began last year.

In a report filed Monday with the Secretary of State’s office, Ivey said she raised $99,303 during the period of May 1-11. She has spent $2.52 million, leaving a balance of $1.27 million in her account. Read more.

Ivey, Maddox Lead in Fundraising for the Governor’s Race

Gov. Kay Ivey raised almost a half million dollars during April and maintains a big financial advantage over her opponents as the campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination enters its final month.

In the race for the Democratic nomination for governor, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox led in fund-raising during April and in the amount of cash in his account.

The parties will hold primary elections June 5 to select their nominees. Read more.

GOP Candidates Focus on Ivey in Governor’s Debate

Where was Ivey?

That was the question of the night during a Thursday debate with three of the four Republican candidates for governor.

Evangelist Scott Dawson, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and state Sen. Bill Hightower participated in a debate broadcast live on WVTM. Gov. Kay Ivey declined the invitation, citing prior commitments. Instead she was in Birmingham a few miles away from the debate, throwing out the first pitch at the opening night for the Birmingham Barons at Regions Field.

Ivey’s absence at the debate — and on the campaign trail— seemed to bond the three men against a common foe. When given the opportunity to ask the other candidate a question, each man questioned the other on Ivey’s absence. Read more.

Education, Jobs, Medicaid Top Issues for Democrats in Governor’s Debate

The top three candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor found more to agree on than disagree on during a debate Wednesday night.

Sue Bell Cobb, James Fields and Walt Maddox all favor expanding Medicaid, bolstering workforce development and adopting a lottery, for instance. They each support legalizing medical marijuana, funding improvements to roads and bridges, and providing a quality education to all the state’s children.

They all said they believe this is the year a Democrat can win the highest office in this crimson red state. Read more.

Ivey Tops $3 Million in Fundraising for Governor, Far Outpacing Her Challengers

Gov. Kay Ivey has raised $3.18 million in her bid to win a full term, almost as much as the combined total of her three challengers in the Republican gubernatorial primary, according to campaign finance reports filed this week.

Among Democrats, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox holds a slight advantage in fundraising over former Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb as the campaign for the June 5 primary heads into its final two months. Read more.

Ivey, Cobb Lead Their Parties in Fundraising for the Governor Campaign

Gov. Kay Ivey has amassed a campaign war chest almost equal to that of her three opponents combined as the campaign for the Republican gubernatorial primary enters its final three months.

On the Democratic side, former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb has a slight fundraising advantage over her chief opponent, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox.
Read more and see lists of contributors to each candidate.