Alabama’s 2018 race for governor may still be more than a year away, but the competition for grassroots support and campaign donations is well underway.
Republican-hopeful, Alabama Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh —who has set up a fundraising account in March, but has yet to make an official announcement to run — has already raked in $69,000 to support her potential run.
With donations from more than 170 unique individuals and businesses representing 43 different Alabama hometowns, Cavanaugh has the largest number of donors and Alabama hometowns on the June financial disclosure reports, with $100 as the median donation
Since forming a the campaign finance committee, she has criss-crossed the Yellowhammer State listening to concerns and gauging the support for her campaign.
“I’ve been humbled and encouraged by the support I’ve received from Alabamians in every corner of our state,” said Cavanaugh. “We need a high-energy conservative governor that will move our state forward, which is why I’m 100% committed to winning this election. With a strong team of supporters, together, we will build a brighter Alabama for our children and grandchildren.”
Cavanaugh and her husband also made a $500,000 personal investment in her campaign for governor — making her official announcement to run all but inevitable. The transaction gives Cavanaugh the largest war chest among all candidates running for governor in 2018, with a total of $564,806.51 in her campaign account.
“Stay tuned,” Cavanaugh added. “We have the momentum, and our team will continue to grow every day.”