The campaign for Democratic candidate for Alabama’s second congressional district Shomari Figures is hosting a unique event to raise funds for his election effort.

A Bourbon and Ballots reception will be held June 6 at the Montgomery Country Club, with Figures as its guest of honor. Tickets start at $1,000 and go up to $3,300. 

“We're thrilled to invite you to a reception with Shomari Figures! Join Dr. Stephen Cooper and Dr. Kim Ogletree for a special Macallan Bourbon and Ballots reception on Thursday, June 6th in Montgomery to support the Figures for Congress campaign,” an email from the Figures campaign announcing the event read.

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According to, Figures received $390,393.47 in contributions from October 2023 through March, outpacing his Republican opponent, Caroleene Dobson, who raised $239,701.49 during that same time frame.

Offering payment, gifts or anything of value for absentee votes is strictly prohibited after the legislature passed Senate Bill 1 banning ballot harvesting. Critics of the new law have argued it could affect the AL-2 race in Republicans' favor by primarily impacting rural areas that tend to vote Democrat.

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