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September 16, 2014

Bradley Byrne Far Outraises Young in Alabama Primary Runoff

In a runoff election of the special primary in Alabama, it looks like money will be the primary factor for the winner.

Former state senator Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., has a  large financial advantage over businessman Dean Young, R-Ala., in the Republican primary runoff election to be held on November 7th. The seat was formerly held by Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Ala., who resigned to become the vice chancellor for government relations and economic development at the University of Alabama.

Bryne reported he raised $371,970 and spent $270,310 from 9/5 to 10/16, leaving $285,289 cash on hand as of 10/16, with debts of $108,983. This period covered some of the time before and after the 9/24 primary election. Byrne collected $123,601 from PACs and other committees, almost all after the primary. He collected $139,350 itemized contributions from individuals after the primary. He spent $138,657 on media purchases. and $50,457 on media production.

Young reported he had receipts of $83,833 and disbursements of $73,940 from 9/5 to 10/16, leaving $33,228 cash on hand as of 10/16, with debts of $99,500. This period covered some of the time before and after the 9/24 primary election. Young loaned his committee $35,000. The committee spent $28,152 on television political advertising. He collected $40,458 from itemized contributors after the primary.

The winner of the runoff will face Democrat Burton LeFlore in a general election on December 17th.

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