SEVERE WX: Flash Flood Watch View Alerts

Ivey outraises opponents in gubernatorial race

Kay Ivey

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey appears to be benefiting from the power of incumbency in fundraising in her quest to win election to the governor's office for the first time.

Posted: Apr. 4, 2018 11:06 AM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey appears to be benefiting from the power of incumbency in fundraising in her quest to win election to the governor's office for the first time.

Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday show that Ivey has raised nearly $3.2 million. That's over $1 million more than any other candidate in the June Republican primary.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle raised a total of $1.8 million. He is followed by state Sen. Bill Hightower with $860,847 and preacher Scott Dawson has raised $731,782.

Ivey became governor last year after Gov. Robert Bentley resigned. She faces a number of challengers.

On the Democratic side, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has a slight fundraising edge over former Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb.

Maddox has raised a total of $554,857. Cobb has raised $517,380.

Article Comments

Tupelo
Broken Clouds
47° wxIcon
Hi: 48° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 43°
Columbus
Overcast
47° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 44°
Oxford
Overcast
41° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 35°
Starkville
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 40°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather