On Tuesday, Senate candidate Katie Boyd Britt announced that her Republican 2022 campaign for the U.S. Senate has raised almost $5 million in just six months in 2021.

Some 87% of that money came from Alabama. It is the most money raised by a Republican candidate in a single year in Alabama history.

Britt’s FEC filing shows receipts of $4,988,850.17. She has spent $908,485.18 and has $4,080,364.99 in cash on hand.

“I am excited and honored that so many hardworking Alabamians are joining our grassroots campaign and this movement to preserve the American Dream,” said Britt.

Britt promised to defend Christian, conservative values.

Britt received a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Alabama. She served as chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama), is a practicing attorney, and was formerly the President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA).

Tuesday’s announcement comes following the January 31 FEC deadline for federal candidates and PACs to file year-end reports for 2021, which also cover the fourth quarter of last year.

Britt announced that she raised over $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2021, with 85% of that coming from Alabama.

Rep. Mo Brooks reports receipts of $2,153,984.49, expenditures of $1,312,441.37, and cash on hand of $1,979,044.30.

Military contractor and veteran Mike Durant's campaign is being largely funded from out-of-state. He donated $4.15 million to himself from October through December 2021.

There is a very crowded GOP primary field that includes: Lillie Boddie, Britt, Brooks, Karla M. Dupriest, Durant, and Jake Schafer.

Schafer reported receipts of $3,000.00, expenses of $187.29, and cash on hand of $2,812.71. Boddie and Dupriest were not in the race in 2021 thus had not raised any funds yet. 

Will Boyd, Brandaun Dean, Lanny Jackson, and Victor Keith Williams are all running in the Alabama Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. They were all late qualifiers and so don’t have any 2021 fundraising to report.

The major party primaries are on May 24.

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