Two candidates challenging U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus in the Republican primary for Alabama’s 6th Congressional district filed pre-primary campaign finance reports recently. Neither came close to matching the more than $1 million Bachus has in his war chest.
Alabama state Sen. Scott Beason, a Gardendale Republican, raised more than $54,300 from individual contributors (he raised no money from PACs) and spent about $36,800, leaving him with $17,400 cash-on-hand. Beason’s expenditures included a $7,500 payment to TelOpinion Research for polling, $5,000 for a website, and $5,000 for radio, according to the reports.
David Standridge, a Blount County probate judge and county commissioner, raised $32,300 from individual contributors and loaned himself $8,000, for a total of nearly $40,300. He spent most of that, leaving him with $2,600 cash-on-hand. Standridge spent $23,000 on advertising with a company called Alpine Advertising out of Oneonta, according to the report.
Alabama’s primary is March 13.
View the reports below. Beason’s report is first, followed by Standridge’s report.