U.S. Senate candidate Katie Boyd Britt on Monday announced that her campaign raised more than $1.42 million in the first quarter of 2022, with a majority of the funds coming from Alabamians.

According to her Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings due April 15, during the period of January 1 through March 31, Britt raised $1.42 million and ended March with more than $3.2 million cash on hand. Britt’s campaign has now raised more than $6.45 million since announcing her candidacy in June 2021. Donors in the state of Alabama contributed 84% of those funds.

“My family and I are honored and grateful that so many hardworking Alabamians are joining our conservative grassroots campaign,” said Britt. “The momentum we’re seeing every day on the ground makes it clear that families across our state know that I will fight to put America and Alabama first, defend our Christian conservative values, and preserve the American Dream for our children and our children’s children. It’s pretty obvious now why Mike Durant is afraid to debate – the truth is out about who is behind his campaign and what he really believes behind closed doors.”

Mike Durant only raised $291,000 in the first quarter. $49,300 of that came from America’s Promise, which Britt’s campaign charges is a political action committee of More Perfect Union – “a liberal group funded by California Big Tech executives and Democratic mega-donors.”

Durant is a self-made millionaire who has reportedly loaned his campaign $6.6 million and ended the quarter with just over $4 million.

Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05) reported having $1,570,248.53. Brooks is running in third place according to recent polling while Durant leads with Britt in second.

Jake Schafer reported $101.19 in cash on hand at the end of March.

Karla Dupriest meanwhile reported $1,520.40 in cash on hand.

Lillie Boddie did not file a FEC report.

On the Democratic Party side, Brandaun Dean reported a cash balance of $0.00, and Pastor Will Boyd reported $1,559,28. Lanny Jackson did not file with the FEC.

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) is retiring after the end of his current term in the Senate.

The Britt campaign said in a statement, “This is merely the latest sign of strongly growing momentum for Britt’s campaign. Britt has announced the respective endorsements of the Home Builders Association of Alabama, the Alabama Farmers Federation’s FarmPAC, the Alabama Retail Association, Manufacture Alabama, the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama, the Alabama Forestry Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions and the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association.”

Britt is a former Chief of Staff for Shelby. She is a former President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama. She is an attorney with degrees from the University of Alabama and grew up working at several small businesses. Britt is a native of Coffee County, and her husband, Wesley, is from Cullman County. They now live in Montgomery with their two children.

The Republican primary will be on May 24 and the general election on Nov. 8.

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