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Carl leading in 1st Congressional District fundraising

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News

Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl leads campaign fundraising in the GOP race to replace Congressman Bradley Byrne in Alabama’s 1st Congressional District.

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Carl raised in $155,866 in the third quarter, took a loan of $100,000 and spent $55,257. He has $741,307 cash on hand on hand, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

Former state Sen. Bill Hightower took in $167,882 in the quarter and has $447,611 on hand.

Current state Rep. Chris Pringle brought in $91,680 in July, August and September and spent about $70,000. He has $215,437 on hand.

Businessman Wes Lambert raised nearly $15,000 and has more than $100,000 on hand, most of it from a loan he made to his campaign earlier.

Democrats James Averhard and Kiani Gardner reported contributions and have about $10,400 and $6,700 on hand, respectively.

The district includes Baldwin, Mobile, Washington, Escambia, Monroe and Clarke counties. Byrne, a Republican, is running for U.S. Senate. Primaries are March 3, 2020. 

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