Campaign finance reports offer indication of easy path to reelection for Alabama delegation


If the latest round of campaign finance reports are any indication, the incumbent Alabama delegation will be smooth sailing toward victory next November.

While most of the races in the Yellowhammer remain unchallenged, a federal reporting deadline Thursday night shows Alabama politicians’ campaign coffers are filling up and they’re faring well on the fundraising front in their reelection efforts.

Officially filed with the Federal Election Commission the reports disclose funds raised during third fundraising quarter, which ran from July 1 through September 30.

Here’s how the Alabama delegation stacks up:

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions: won re-election in 2014.

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby: not yet filed at the time this was published.

  • Challenger: Ron Crumpton (D)
    • Cash on hand: $39

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01) cash on hand: $449,621.

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) cash on hand: $733,545.

  • Challenger: Becky Gerritson (R)
  • Challenger: Robert E. John, Jr (I)

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03) cash on hand: $466,022.

U.S. Robert Aderholt (AL-04): not yet filed at the time this was published.

  • Challenger: Phillip Norris (R)
    • Cash on hand: $95

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-05) cash on hand: $976,718.

  • Challenger: Willie Boyd, Jr. (D)
    • Cash on hand: $819

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06) cash on hand: $711,196.

  • Challenger: David Putnam (D)
    • Cash on hand: $4,753
    • Debt: $5,325

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) cash on hand: $476,588


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