U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) announced on Wednesday a record-breaking $548,981 raised in the 4th quarter (Q4) of 2023 for his re-election to Alabama's first congressional district.

In a statement, Carl said, "I'm proud to announce that last quarter, I raised nearly $550,000 from close to 3,700 donors who want a conservative workhorse fighting for their conservative values in Congress. I've fought to secure the border, stop Biden's reckless agenda, and worked for Trump's America First Agenda... Joe Biden is running our country into the ground, but conservative workhorses like me are pushing back."

"I'm laser-focused on delivering real results for Alabama's First Congressional District, and I couldn't do it without the strong grassroots support from enthusiastic conservatives who know I've got what it takes to get the job done," he added.

Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports are due January 31, and many candidates wait until the last minute to disclose their finances to not tip off their opponents.

In this case, Carl decided to make a statement showing the support his campaign had received, where the average donation was $149.

Carl made his first media buy in November 2023, and political consultants speaking with 1819 News since have weighed in on both sides, debating if that was the correct tactic. However, none of them predicted this much of a fundraising haul.

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The Republican primary election will be on March 5, with the winner most likely to be the new congressman for the first district.

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