A little over four weeks away from the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, Jeff Sessions’ campaign announced that he has $2.5 million cash on hand. Sessions’ FEC report also shows that he raised $312,060 in the 54 days from announcing his campaign until the end of the final quarter in 2019.
John Rogers, spokesman for the campaign, issued the following statement on the strong fundraising numbers:
“Today’s campaign fundraising announcement is terrible news for Doug Jones and his pals in Washington. They know they cannot beat Jeff Sessions in the general election. Jeff Sessions has strong support throughout the state because Alabamians want a fighter in the U.S. Senate. The people of Alabama want a pro-Trump conservative who will never bow to the swamp in Washington. That’s who Jeff Sessions is. He is a fighter for everything Alabamians believe in — less government, fewer taxes, securing our borders, and protecting our religious freedoms. We are in a strong position heading into the final four weeks of the primary.”
His top Republican opponents in the primary have also reported their numbers. Bradley Byrne raised $217,000 in the Fourth quarter of 2019 and has $2.1 million in the bank going into the final month of the Primary. Former Auburn Head Football Coach Tommy Tuberville raised $534,000 dollars in the fourth quarter of 2019 and has $1.5 million on hand.
The primary is March 3, 2020 with a runoff on March 31 if necessary.