Jones leads in Senate race fundraising

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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 30: U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) speaks during a news conference on healthcare April 30, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate Democrats held the news conference to call on protecting Medicaid. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama continues to lead in fundraising as he heads to a tough reelection fight.

The Deep South Democrat raised $2 million last quarter, more than the GOP primary candidates combined. He has a campaign balance of $5 million.

On the Republican side, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne leads in overall fundraising with $2.5 million cash on hand. Byrne raised $408,000 in two accounts last quarter.

Former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville has $1.4 million on hand after raising $373,000 last quarter.

Secretary of State John Merrill raised $378,000 last quarter and took out a $250,000 loan.

Other candidates raised less than $900,000 total.

Former Chief Justice Roy Moore, who lost to Jones in 2017, is lagging in cash. He has raised less than $100,000.


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