State Rep. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) released his first month's fundraising report on Monday, boasting more than $80,000 for his campaign for Senate District 9.
Of the $80,000, 96% came from personal and local business donors, giving him a "substantial lead" over fellow House colleague and race opponent State Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab), Colvin's campaign said.
"Our conservative message is clearly resonating with the people of Senate District 9, and I am incredibly grateful for the overwhelming support from people right here at home for our campaign," Colvin said in a statement. "I have always been committed to the people who elected me and got me where I am today, not to special interests in Montgomery, and this report clearly shows the grassroots support behind us. Our team hit the ground running on day one of this campaign, and we will continue to work hard to earn the support of voters across Northeast Alabama."
Colvin was elected to the House District 26 seat in 2022 as the youngest member of the state legislature at age 27. He and Kitchens launched their campaigns for Senate District 9 near the beginning of November after former Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield announced his retirement.
"There is no doubt this campaign is a team effort," Colvin continued. "Thanks to the tremendous support from voters and volunteers across District 9, we will continue to spread our positive, conservative message across the community and win in the Republican Primary on January 9th."
Kitchens told 1819 News that he had a "good month fundraising" in November and had multiple events scheduled in December.
"We have a 2-to-1 lead when it comes to cash on hand," he said. "These special elections are about turning out voters in the final weeks, and we have a plan and the budget to do it right. I'm going to keep talking with voters about my experience and conservative voting record which has been resonating with many people across the district. I've spent the last six years working for North Alabama, building relationships with the Governor's office and legislative leaders to make sure my district gets its fair share and will continue to do so as the next Senator for District 9."
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