By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Jeff Coleman, the Dothan businessman running for the Republican nomination for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, was the race’s top fundraiser according to third quarter campaign finance reports submitted this week.
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Coleman raised $468,001 and loaned his campaign $500,000, ending the quarter with $965,027 cash on hand and far outpacing the rest of the Republican field.
Former Enterprise State Rep. Barry Moore raked in the second most for this quarter at $140,822. He also owed $70,000 in debts and now ends with $128,089 cash on hand.
Former Alabama Attorney General Troy King came in next with $102,742 raised this quarter. He has spent $371.50 and is ending this quarter with $102,370 cash on hand.
Will Dismukes, the current state representative from Prattville, reported the least amount raised at $14,693. He also spent $7,033, so he ends with $7,659 cash on hand.
The GOP primary election is scheduled for March 3. So far, no Democrat has filed FEC campaign reports in this race.
In an emailed statement, Coleman said strong fundraising was part of sending a message to Democrats that the traditionally Republican 2nd District was “off limits.”
“We are proud to report a robust figure that epitomizes the hard work of our team and the unwavering commitment of Alabamians to defending this seat,” Coleman said.
Current U.S. Representative Martha Roby announced in July that she would not be seeking re-election.
The second district contains all of Autauga, Barbour Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike counties. It also includes portions of Montgomery county.