Alabama

current through December 8, 2014
Who's calling the shots?: State ad wars tracker:
TV ads in 2014 state races
$18 million
estimated TV ad spending on
state races in the 2014 cycle
What's behind these numbers?
$5.07
per eligible voter
51,300
times ads ran
$1.4 million primary general Jan. 2014 Nov. Jan. 2014 Nov.

Kantar Media/CMAG monitors TV signals for political advertising nationwide, capturing ads each time they run. Then, using a proprietary formula, it estimates how much placing each ad costs.

Like any estimate, it's imperfect. Here's what it covers, and what it doesn't:

  • Just placement on TV — The estimate only covers TV ads, not other kinds of political messages, such as ads that appear on radio or online. The estimate also only includes how much money a candidate or organization spent to place the ad, not to make it.
  • No local cable — Kantar Media monitors local broadcast TV in all 210 media markets, as well as national network and national cable TV advertising. If an ad runs on a local cable channel, it won't be counted here.
  • Any political ad — Unlike records filed at the Federal Elections Commission, this information includes so-called “issue ads” that mention a Senate candidate but don’t overtly call for the candidate’s election or defeat. Unless run immediately before a primary or general election, issue ad spending does not have to be reported to the FEC.
  • No future ads — Unlike some records from the Federal Communications Commission, it only counts ads that have already run. Future ad buys are not included.
  • Subject to dispute — Since the estimate is based on a formula, it may not exactly reflect what placing the ad actually cost. Think of the cost estimate as a well-informed guess, which can provide useful points of comparison.

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State senator
$4.7 million
$1.4 million primary general Jan. 2014 Nov. Jan. 2014 Nov.
SENATE DISTRICT 012
Del Marsh
R
DONORS
est. total $948,400
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$40,000
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$30,000
Alabama Association for Justice
$27,500
Alabama Forestry Association
$25,000
Alabama Power Co
$25,000
Alabama Retail Association
$22,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 78% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 330
mixed ads
$137,100
targeting Steven Guede 
R

846
mixed
$309,900
targeting Taylor Stewart 
D

204
negative
$84,300
targeting Steven Guede 
R

430
negative
$173,700
targeting Taylor Stewart 
D

700
positive
$243,500
supporting Del Marsh 
R

Taylor Stewart
D
DONORS
est. total $676,200
Alabama Education Association
$50,000
Long Leaf Lodge
$13,700
Donald Stewart
$12,000
Elrick Williams
$10,000
Taylor Stewart
$5,777
Alabama Afl-Cio
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 75% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 852
mixed ads
$265,600
targeting Del Marsh 
R

538
negative
$200,700
targeting Del Marsh 
R

659
positive
$209,900
supporting Taylor Stewart 
D

est. total $140,900
ran 183
negative ads
$104,000
targeting Del Marsh 
R

88
positive
$37,000
supporting Steven Guede 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 030
Clyde Chambliss
R
DONORS
est. total $404,700
Business Council of Alabama
$61,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$45,200
Alabama Association of Realtors
$25,400
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$25,000
Joe Chambliss, Geraldine
$20,000
Home Builders Association of Alabama
$17,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 79% of reports; includes reports as recent as November 3, 2014.
ran 218
mixed ads
$68,900
targeting Harris Garner 
R

1,177
positive
$335,900
supporting Clyde Chambliss 
R

Harris Garner
R
DONORS
est. total $208,900
Harris Garner
$143,000
Speed PAC
$35,000
A PAC
$25,000
T PAC
$25,000
Luther Pate Iv
$10,000
Llc Cunningham Bounds
$7,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 63% of reports; includes reports as recent as August 4, 2014.
ran 333
mixed ads
$106,500
targeting Clyde Chambliss 
R

326
positive
$102,400
supporting Harris Garner 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 010
Phil Williams
R
DONORS
est. total $364,700
Alabama 2014
$58,200
Alabama Trucking Association
$30,000
Alabama Rural Electric Association
$22,000
Alabama Association for Justice
$21,500
Alabama Association of Realtors
$21,000
Business Council of Alabama
$17,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 76% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 285
mixed ads
$84,900
targeting Larry Means 
D

283
negative
$89,800
targeting Larry Means 
D

638
positive
$190,000
supporting Phil Williams 
R

Larry Means
D
DONORS
est. total $119,900
Alabama Education Association
$67,500
Matrix
$10,000
Vision PAC
$10,000
Franklin Resources Group
$9,500
Alabama Afl-Cio
$5,500
Alabama Citizens for Conservative Government
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 74% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 21
mixed ads
$7,220
targeting Phil Williams 
R

170
negative
$70,800
targeting Phil Williams 
R

95
positive
$41,800
supporting Larry Means 
D

SENATE DISTRICT 031
Jimmy Holley
R
DONORS
est. total $241,000
Alabama Federation for Children
$29,400
Alabama Farmers Federation
$21,700
Alabama Trucking Association
$20,000
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$20,000
Alabama Association for Justice
$18,000
Alabama 2014
$15,100
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 75% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 422
mixed ads
$108,600
targeting Garreth Moore 
R

389
negative
$92,200
targeting Garreth Moore 
R

129
positive
$40,200
supporting Jimmy Holley 
R

Garreth Moore
R
DONORS
est. total $105,600
Alabama Education Association
$150,000
Unitemized Donations
$360
James A Dobbs
$250
James L Barton
$100
John Campbell
$100
Ashley N Horton
$100
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 51% of reports; includes reports as recent as June 3, 2014.
ran 57
mixed ads
$23,800
targeting Jimmy Holley 
R

144
negative
$81,700
targeting Jimmy Holley 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 013
Gerald Dial
R
DONORS
est. total $249,900
Business Council of Alabama
$56,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$47,900
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$40,000
Alabama 2014
$30,600
Alabama Association for Justice
$23,500
Alabama Retail Association
$22,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 79% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 59
mixed ads
$21,900
targeting Tim Sprayberry 
R

59
mixed
$13,700
targeting Darrell Turner 
D

Bill Fuller 
I

238
negative
$86,900
targeting Tim Sprayberry 
R

215
negative
$50,600
targeting Darrell Turner 
D

Bill Fuller 
I

333
positive
$76,800
supporting Gerald Dial 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 008
Steve Livingston
R
DONORS
est. total $90,800
Alabama Farmers Federation
$49,300
Alabama 2014
$35,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$25,000
Business Council of Alabama
$20,000
Alabama Federation for Children
$12,500
Alabama Association of Realtors
$10,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 73% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 54
mixed ads
$24,900
targeting Todd Greeson 
R

225
positive
$65,900
supporting Steve Livingston 
R

Todd Greeson
R
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$53,900
Luther Pate Iv
$10,000
T PAC
$10,000
Alabama Power Co
$7,500
Alabama Association for Justice
$5,000
Alabama Optometric Association
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 59% of reports; includes reports as recent as July 2, 2014.
ran 82
positive ads
est. $46,300
supporting Todd Greeson 
R

Horace Clemmons
D
DONORS
James H Clemmons Jr.
$15,600
Alabama Afl-Cio
$5,000
Robert E White
$5,000
Plumbers, Steamfitters Local 377
$2,500
Frank Beanland
$1,000
Luther Clemons
$1,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 69% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 71
positive ads
est. $19,800
supporting Horace Clemmons 
D

ran 65
negative ads
est. $16,600
targeting Todd Greeson 
R

ran 52
negative ads
est. $15,300
targeting Steve Livingston 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 006
Roger Bedford
D
DONORS
est. total $109,700
Alabama Education Association
$50,000
Alabama Nursing Home Association
$22,500
T PAC
$20,000
Franklin Resources Group
$19,000
Alabama Power Co
$17,500
Alabama Association of Realtors
$15,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 77% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 86
mixed ads
$33,600
targeting Larry Stutts 
R

204
positive
$76,100
supporting Roger Bedford 
D

Larry Stutts
R
DONORS
Larry C Stutts
$56,300
Alabama Republican Party
$22,300
Llc Anesthesea Medical Consultants
$6,000
Unitemized Donations
$5,259
Associated General Contractors of Alabama
$5,000
Dorothy S Davidson
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 40% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 148
mixed ads
est. $72,200
targeting Roger Bedford 
D

SENATE DISTRICT 011
Jim McClendon
R
DONORS
est. total $154,500
Jim McClendon H50 Campaign Account
$84,200
Alabama Optometric Association
$55,000
Alabama Association for Justice
$27,500
Alabama Nursing Home Association
$20,000
Swatek Azbell Howe, Ross
$20,000
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$15,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 73% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 301
mixed ads
$84,000
targeting Jerry Fielding 
R

351
negative
$70,500
targeting Jerry Fielding 
R

Jerry Fielding
R
DONORS
Alabama Forestry Association
$40,000
T PAC
$20,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$19,600
New PAC
$15,000
Speed PAC
$12,500
Trial Trust Representing Involved Ala.lawyers
$12,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 64% of reports; includes reports as recent as July 2, 2014.
ran 20
positive ads
est. $12,700
supporting Jerry Fielding 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 027
Tom Whatley
R
DONORS
est. total $154,300
Alabama Trucking Association
$37,500
Alabama 2014
$34,300
Alabama Nursing Home Association
$30,000
Alabama Retail Association
$27,500
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$20,000
T PAC
$20,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 78% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 152
mixed ads
$40,200
targeting Andy Carter 
R

86
negative
$21,000
targeting Andy Carter 
R

453
positive
$93,100
supporting Tom Whatley 
R

ran 22
positive ads
est. $3,680
supporting Andy Carter 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 035
Bill Hightower
R
DONORS
Ed PAC
$12,000
Alabama Nursing Home Association
$7,500
Business Council of Alabama
$6,000
Alabama Association of Realtors
$5,000
Alabama Bankers Association
$5,000
Alabama Credit Union League
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 32% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 265
positive ads
est. $114,200
supporting Bill Hightower 
R

Beau Doolittle
D
DONORS
Poarch Band of Creek Indians
$10,000
Alabama Afl-Cio
$5,000
Speed PAC
$5,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers / Ibew
$2,000
Plumbers, Steamfitters Local 119
$2,000
Building Trades
$1,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 73% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 48
positive ads
est. $13,900
supporting Beau Doolittle 
D

SENATE DISTRICT 021
Allen Gerald
R
DONORS
Alabama Trucking Association
$25,000
Home Builders Association of Alabama
$25,000
Alabama 2014
$22,100
Alabama Farmers Federation
$17,500
Alabama Power Co
$17,500
Alabama Association of Realtors
$15,200
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 78% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 191
mixed ads
est. $89,500
targeting Phil Poole 
D

SENATE DISTRICT 004
Paul Bussman
R
DONORS
Alabama Dental Association
$50,000
Alabama 2014
$34,500
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$20,000
Alabama Bankers Association
$15,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$15,000
Alabama Power Co
$12,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 78% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 163
positive ads
est. $71,100
supporting Paul Bussman 
R

Angelo Mancuso
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$25,000
Unitemized Donations
$7,167
Elisa Grandizio
$5,000
Deason Dunnegan
$500
Gary Ganzer
$500
Sam Frankel
$400
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 65% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 28
mixed ads
est. $8,640
targeting Paul Bussman 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 002
Bill Holtzclaw
R
DONORS
Alabama 2014
$13,800
Alabama Farmers Federation
$10,200
Alabama Bankers Association
$10,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$10,000
The Innovation PAC
$10,000
Alabama Power Co
$7,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 74% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 170
positive ads
est. $53,800
supporting Bill Holtzclaw 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 001
Tim Melson
R
DONORS
Shoals Medical Trials
$65,000
Tim Nelson
$46,800
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$32,500
Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists
$20,000
American Society of Anesthesiologists
$20,000
Alabama Forestry Association
$17,900
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 73% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 154
positive ads
est. $46,600
supporting Tim Melson 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 017
ran 61
positive ads
est. $28,200
supporting Gayle Gear 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 007
Paul Sanford
R
DONORS
Alabama Trucking Association
$20,000
Alabama Nursing Home Association
$15,000
Alabama Bankers Association
$11,000
T PAC
$11,000
Associated General Contractors of Alabama
$10,000
Alabama Association for Justice
$9,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 79% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 78
positive ads
est. $23,700
supporting Paul Sanford 
R

SENATE DISTRICT 22
Susan Smith
D
ran 12
positive ads
est. $2,870
supporting Susan Smith 
D

Governor
$4.3 million
$1.4 million primary general Jan. 2014 Nov. Jan. 2014 Nov.
Robert Bentley
R
DONORS
T Town Pac Ii
$109,500
William J Dore
$100,000
Pride Pac Ii
$61,500
Associated General Contractors of Alabama
$60,000
Alabama Nursing Home Association
$55,000
Franklin Resources Group
$54,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 78% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 10,300
positive ads
est. $3.4 million
supporting Robert Bentley 
R

Parker Griffith
D
DONORS
est. total $954,000
Parker Griffith
$57,900
Franklin Resources Group
$10,000
Alabama Afl-Cio
$5,000
Lamar Co. Democratic Executive Committee
$2,500
David Faye Abramson
$1,000
John Barnett
$1,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 74% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 633
mixed ads
$253,200
targeting Robert Bentley 
R

321
negative
$181,500
targeting Robert Bentley 
R

1,185
positive
$519,300
supporting Parker Griffith 
D

Attorney general
$3.8 million
$1.4 million primary general Jan. 2014 Nov. Jan. 2014 Nov.
Joe Hubbard
D
DONORS
est. total $1.9 million
Alabama Consumer Finance Association
$1,000
Locomotive Engineers
$250
Debbie McInnis
$200
Michael Frank
$100
Glenn Hawkins
$100
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 37% of reports; includes reports as recent as April 2, 2014.
ran 5,004
mixed ads
$1.6 million
targeting Luther Strange 
R

751
negative
$297,100
targeting Luther Strange 
R

Luther Strange
R
DONORS
est. total $1.8 million
Republican State Leadership Cmte
$250,000
Alabama Power Co
$50,000
Red White, Blue Fund
$50,000
McWane Inc
$47,500
Hatton C V Smith
$42,500
Associated Builders, Contractors of Alabama
$40,100
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 78% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 2,538
mixed ads
$1 million
targeting Joe Hubbard 
D

655
negative
$249,100
targeting Joe Hubbard 
D

1,234
positive
$503,400
supporting Luther Strange 
R

ran 623
negative ads
est. $140,900
targeting Joe Hubbard 
D

State representative
$3.3 million
$1.4 million primary general Jan. 2014 Nov. Jan. 2014 Nov.
HOUSE DISTRICT 079
est. total $396,400
ran 153
negative ads
$76,700
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

83
negative
$40,900
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

Nathaniel Ledbetter 
R

Dan Williams 
R

Lynn Greer 
R

225
negative
$107,500
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

Nathaniel Ledbetter 
R

Dan Williams 
R

Lynn Greer 
R

Terri Collins 
R

212
negative
$122,400
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

Mark Tuggle 
R

98
negative
$49,000
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

Mark Tuggle 
R

Terri Collins 
R

ran 534
negative ads
est. $169,700
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

Mike Hubbard
R
DONORS
est. total $158,100
Business Council of Alabama
$86,000
Max PAC
$40,000
Fax PAC
$37,500
Leg PAC
$36,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$35,000
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$35,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 77% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 197
mixed ads
$58,300
targeting Shirley Scott-Harris 
D

73
negative
$25,700
targeting Sandy Toomer 
R

199
positive
$74,000
supporting Mike Hubbard 
R

est. total $81,100
ran 185
mixed ads
$46,300
targeting Sandy Toomer 
R

101
negative
$34,700
targeting Sandy Toomer 
R

Sandy Toomer
R
DONORS
est. total $71,100
Stop Common Core PAC
$128,200
George B Coleman
$50,000
Ricky Wadkins
$1,000
Rex Howell
$600
Unitemized Donations
$416
Opelika Animal Hospital
$300
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 54% of reports; includes reports as recent as June 3, 2014.
ran 81
negative ads
$31,900
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

104
positive
$39,200
supporting Sandy Toomer 
R

ran 104
negative ads
est. $67,400
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

Taylor Stewart
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$50,000
Long Leaf Lodge
$13,700
Donald Stewart
$12,000
Elrick Williams
$10,000
Taylor Stewart
$5,777
Alabama Afl-Cio
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 75% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 143
negative ads
est. $46,900
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

Del Marsh 
R

Larry Means
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$67,500
Matrix
$10,000
Vision PAC
$10,000
Franklin Resources Group
$9,500
Alabama Afl-Cio
$5,500
Alabama Citizens for Conservative Government
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 74% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 39
negative ads
est. $16,000
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

Phil Williams 
R

Horace Clemmons
D
DONORS
James H Clemmons Jr.
$15,600
Alabama Afl-Cio
$5,000
Robert E White
$5,000
Plumbers, Steamfitters Local 377
$2,500
Frank Beanland
$1,000
Luther Clemons
$1,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 69% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 51
mixed ads
est. $12,400
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

ran 10
negative ads
est. $1,500
targeting Mike Hubbard 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 090
Chris Sells
R
DONORS
Chris Sells
$45,000
Business Council of Alabama
$10,000
Home Builders Association of Alabama
$7,000
A PAC
$5,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$5,000
Alabama Nursing Home Association
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 74% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 606
positive ads
est. $264,500
supporting Chris Sells 
R

Charles Newton
R
DONORS
Alabama 2014
$41,200
Business Council of Alabama
$26,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$15,500
Alabama Retail Association
$7,500
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$7,500
Ala. Builders PAC
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 71% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 118
positive ads
est. $48,500
supporting Charles Newton 
R

Walton Hickman
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$15,900
Vision PAC
$5,000
Conecuh Democratic Executive Committee
$2,000
Alabama Afl-Cio
$1,000
Fair PAC
$1,000
House Democratic Caucus of Alabama
$1,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 64% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 120
positive ads
est. $38,700
supporting Walton Hickman 
D

HOUSE DISTRICT 089
ran 242
negative ads
est. $140,600
targeting Alan Boothe 
R

Joel Williams
D
DONORS
Joel L Williams
$1,117
Alabama Afl-Cio
$1,000
House Democratic Caucus of Alabama
$1,000
Jerry F Shirley III
$1,000
Jim Bradsher
$500
Dan Dawson
$500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 69% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 277
positive ads
est. $102,800
supporting Joel Williams 
D

Alan Boothe
R
DONORS
est. total $100,400
Alabama Farmers Federation
$13,100
Alabama Trucking Association
$12,500
Business Council of Alabama
$11,000
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$10,500
Home Builders Association of Alabama
$8,000
Trial - Trust Representing Involved Alabama Lawyers
$7,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 80% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 129
negative ads
$57,200
targeting Joel Lee Williams 
D

102
positive
$43,200
supporting Alan Boothe 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 081
Dylan Oliver
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$65,600
Dylan V Oliver
$1,117
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 54% of reports; includes reports as recent as November 3, 2014.
ran 542
negative ads
est. $241,900
targeting Mark Tuggle 
R

Mark Tuggle
R
DONORS
est. total $88,700
Alabama Forestry Association
$7,500
Business Council of Alabama
$6,000
Alabama Power Co
$4,000
Alabama Association of Realtors
$3,500
Alabama Retail Association
$3,500
Unitemized Donations
$2,675
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 79% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 231
mixed ads
$70,100
targeting Dylan Oliver 
D

53
positive
$18,700
supporting Mark Tuggle 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 027
Will Ainsworth
R
DONORS
est. total $108,700
Alabama Deer Association
$15,000
Curtis F Pilot
$10,000
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$7,500
Alabama Farmers Federation
$7,000
Marshall County Republican Party
$7,000
Business Council of Alabama
$6,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 74% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 193
mixed ads
$56,900
targeting Jeff McLaughlin 
D

113
positive
$51,700
supporting Will Ainsworth 
R

ran 122
positive ads
est. $69,900
supporting Jeff McLaughlin 
D

HOUSE DISTRICT 024
David Beddingfield
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$25,000
Walter Summerville
$3,500
John Beddingfield
$2,500
House Democratic Caucus Campaign Fund
$2,500
House Democratic Caucus of Alabama
$2,500
Richard Manning
$2,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 74% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 219
positive ads
est. $119,900
supporting David Beddingfield 
D

Nathaniel Ledbetter
R
DONORS
est. total $42,600
Business Council of Alabama
$25,000
Storm PAC
$20,000
Progress Pace
$16,000
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$13,000
Alabama 2014
$11,500
Alabama Nursing Home Association
$10,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 79% of reports; includes reports as recent as November 3, 2014.
ran 59
mixed ads
$34,800
targeting David Beddingfield 
D

12
positive
$7,810
supporting Nathaniel Ledbetter 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 012
Mac Buttram
R
DONORS
Alabama 2014
$117,000
Business Council of Alabama
$53,500
Alabama Federation for Children
$33,100
Alabama Trucking Association
$19,000
Home Builders Association of Alabama
$15,500
Alabama Forestry Association
$15,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 69% of reports; includes reports as recent as August 4, 2014.
ran 355
positive ads
est. $134,300
supporting Mac Buttram 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 047
Jack Williams
R
DONORS
est. total $123,600
Business Council of Alabama
$48,000
Storm PAC
$31,000
Home Builders Association of Alabama
$29,500
Alabama 2014
$22,500
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$22,500
Alabama Forestry Association
$22,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 78% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 149
negative ads
$71,900
targeting David Wheeler 
R

107
positive
$51,700
supporting Jack Williams 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 005
Henry White
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$3,600
Tommy Sherer
$500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 71% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 210
negative ads
est. $89,000
targeting Dan Williams 
R

Dan Williams
R
DONORS
Alabama 2014
$62,400
Business Council of Alabama
$21,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$12,500
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$10,500
Alabama Farmers Federation
$7,500
Alabama Association of Realtors
$7,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 74% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 72
mixed ads
est. $27,500
targeting Henry White 
D

HOUSE DISTRICT 014
Richard Baughn
R
DONORS
Alabama 2014
$42,600
Alabama Trucking Association
$19,000
Business Council of Alabama
$19,000
Alabama Federation for Children
$9,768
Alabama Association of Realtors
$9,500
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$8,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 67% of reports; includes reports as recent as July 2, 2014.
ran 192
negative ads
est. $59,900
targeting Tim Wadsworth 
R

ran 96
positive ads
est. $23,300
supporting Tim Wadsworth 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 022
Wayne Johnson
R
DONORS
Alabama 2014
$93,100
Business Council of Alabama
$32,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$20,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$13,600
Storm PAC
$8,000
Alabama Association of Realtors
$7,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 62% of reports; includes reports as recent as June 3, 2014.
ran 91
positive ads
est. $36,900
supporting Wayne Johnson 
R

Ritchie Whorton
R
DONORS
Stop Common Core PAC
$10,000
Storm PAC
$10,000
Home Builders Association of Alabama
$9,500
Ricki Madden
$5,000
Alabama Association for Justice
$3,500
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$3,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 74% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 29
positive ads
est. $15,700
supporting Ritchie Whorton 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 030
ran 64
negative ads
est. $27,300
targeting Robert McKay 
R

Mack Butler
R
DONORS
est. total $21,500
Alabama 2014
$79,800
Storm PAC
$30,000
Business Council of Alabama
$27,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$14,700
Alabama Trucking Association
$14,500
Associated Builders, Contractors of Alabama
$12,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 71% of reports; includes reports as recent as September 3, 2014.
ran 32
negative ads
$17,200
targeting Robert McKay 
R

six
positive
$4,370
supporting Mack Butler 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 007
Ken Johnson
R
DONORS
Alabama 2014
$35,900
Alabama Trucking Association
$9,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$8,000
Alabama Forestry Association
$8,000
Alabama Nursing Home Association
$6,000
Business Council of Alabama
$6,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 80% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 132
mixed ads
est. $48,700
targeting Jody Letson 
D

HOUSE DISTRICT 008
Rex Cheatham
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$25,200
Rex Cheatham Jr.
$9,000
Penny PAC
$5,000
Vivian Turner
$2,000
Rex G Cheatham
$1,117
Llc Enfinger Steele Development
$1,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 70% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 56
positive ads
est. $25,800
supporting Rex Cheatham 
D

Terri Collins
R
DONORS
est. total $22,400
Alabama Forestry Association
$10,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$9,000
Alabama 2014
$8,637
Business Council of Alabama
$8,500
Home Builders Association of Alabama
$8,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$7,600
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 79% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran four
negative ads
$2,520
targeting Rex Cheatham 
D

33
positive
$19,900
supporting Terri Collins 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 009
Ed Henry
R
DONORS
Alabama Forestry Association
$25,000
Alabama 2014
$16,700
Business Council of Alabama
$15,000
Studentsfirst
$15,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$11,500
Retailers of Al Political Action Committee
$10,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 79% of reports; includes reports as recent as November 3, 2014.
ran 36
positive ads
est. $43,700
supporting Ed Henry 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 101
Chris Pringle
R
DONORS
Business Council of Alabama
$16,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$8,338
Alabama Retail Association
$8,000
Alabama Academy of Radiology
$5,000
Alabama Forestry Association
$5,000
Diane Franco
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 68% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 113
positive ads
est. $41,600
supporting Chris Pringle 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 002
Lynn Greer
R
DONORS
Alabama 2014
$8,952
Alabama Forestry Association
$8,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$7,100
Alabama Trucking Association
$6,000
Business Council of Alabama
$6,000
Alabama Power Co
$5,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 79% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 111
positive ads
est. $40,800
supporting Lynn Greer 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 042
Jimmy Martin
R
DONORS
James M (Jimmy) Martin
$89,000
Alabama Bankers Association
$2,500
Capitol Resources of Alabama
$2,500
Im PAC
$2,500
New PAC
$2,500
Chilton Contractors
$1,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 74% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 39
positive ads
est. $22,600
supporting Jimmy Martin 
R

Kurt Wallace
R
DONORS
Alabama 2014
$58,400
Alabama Farmers Federation
$32,700
Business Council of Alabama
$24,500
Alabama Trucking Association
$12,000
Network Creative Media
$10,000
Alabama Federation for Children
$5,852
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 61% of reports; includes reports as recent as June 3, 2014.
ran 39
positive ads
est. $16,200
supporting Kurt Wallace 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 023
Tommy Hanes
R
DONORS
Storm PAC
$15,000
Alabama Forestry Association
$5,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$5,000
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$2,000
Of Alabama Inc. Auto PAC
$2,000
James T. (Tommy) Hanes Jr.
$1,117
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 64% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 59
positive ads
est. $17,500
supporting Tommy Hanes 
R

John Robinson
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$38,900
Matrix
$5,000
T PAC
$5,000
Alabama Association of Realtors
$3,500
Alabama Optometric Committee
$2,500
State Farm Insurance PAC
$1,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 82% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 54
positive ads
est. $14,200
supporting John Robinson 
D

HOUSE DISTRICT 021
Terry Jones
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$50,000
Red Brick Strategies
$2,500
Alabama Afl-Cio
$1,000
Unitemized Donations
$394
Bob Covington, Anne
$300
Jo Gartrell
$100
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 64% of reports; includes reports as recent as September 3, 2014.
ran 42
positive ads
est. $17,900
supporting Terry Jones 
D

Jim Patterson
R
DONORS
Alabama 2014
$34,200
Network Creative Media
$5,000
Jim Patterson
$3,300
Community Bankers Association of Alabama
$3,000
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$2,500
Savepac
$2,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 52% of reports; includes reports as recent as April 2, 2014.
ran 40
positive ads
est. $12,500
supporting Jim Patterson 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 026
Kerry Rich
R
DONORS
est. total $28,800
Business Council of Alabama
$16,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$12,000
Alabama 2014
$11,200
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$10,500
Alabama Association of Realtors
$6,000
Storm PAC
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 75% of reports; includes reports as recent as September 3, 2014.
ran 55
mixed ads
$22,600
targeting Ginger Fletcher 
R

20
positive
$6,190
supporting Kerry Rich 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 078
Tijuana Adetunji
R
DONORS
Tijuanna Adetunji
$2,984
Cj Collins Jr.
$2,300
Business Council of Alabama
$1,000
Unitemized Donations
$932
Collins Distribution
$800
Montgomery County Executive Committee
$800
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 68% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 22
positive ads
est. $17,600
supporting Tijuana Adetunji 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 046
Steve French
R
DONORS
Steve French
$17,000
Alabamians for Economic Development PAC
$10,000
Storm PAC
$10,000
T PAC
$10,000
Business Council of Alabama
$8,500
Alabama Forestry Association
$7,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 68% of reports; includes reports as recent as September 3, 2014.
ran 31
positive ads
est. $15,300
supporting Steve French 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 016
Kyle South
R
DONORS
Business Council of Alabama
$24,000
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$12,500
Alabama Trucking Association
$9,000
Home Builders Association of Alabama
$8,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$7,871
Kyle South
$5,721
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 73% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 23
positive ads
est. $10,500
supporting Kyle South 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 038
ran 26
positive ads
est. $9,930
supporting Isaac Whorton 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 043
Doug Clark
R
DONORS
Alabama Optometric Association
$30,500
Pelham Eyecare
$19,400
Alabama Farmers Federation
$16,000
Pelham Eye Care
$8,815
Douglas Clark
$8,500
Clark Properties
$6,962
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 58% of reports; includes reports as recent as July 2, 2014.
ran 21
positive ads
est. $6,840
supporting Doug Clark 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 073
Matt Fridy
R
DONORS
Business Council of Alabama
$13,500
Alabama Farmers Federation
$8,194
Alabama Retail Association
$5,500
Landon Edwin Ash
$5,000
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$5,000
Home Builders Association of Alabama
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 73% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran eight
positive ads
est. $6,430
supporting Matt Fridy 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 053
Anthony Daniels
D
DONORS
Unitemized Donations
$9,960
A PAC
$2,500
Plumbers, Steamfitters Local 377
$2,500
Sarai Service Group Inc
$2,500
T PAC
$2,500
Alabama Education Association
$2,058
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 73% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 35
positive ads
est. $5,410
supporting Anthony Daniels 
D

HOUSE DISTRICT 031 (SPECIAL ELECTION)
Jimmy Collier
R
ran 33
positive ads
est. $3,240
supporting Jimmy Collier 
R

Michael Griggs
R
ran 49
positive ads
est. $1,800
supporting Michael Griggs 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 098
Napoleon Bracy
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$25,000
A PAC
$7,500
Alabama Association of Realtors
$7,000
Farm
$7,000
Alabama Power Co
$4,500
Alabama Association for Justice
$3,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 76% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 34
positive ads
est. $4,680
supporting Napoleon Bracy 
D

HOUSE DISTRICT 029
Becky Nordgren
R
DONORS
Alabama 2014
$21,700
Alabama Association for Justice
$7,000
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$7,000
Alabama Trucking Association
$6,500
Alabama Nursing Home Association
$6,000
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$5,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 79% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran seven
positive ads
est. $2,300
supporting Becky Nordgren 
R

HOUSE DISTRICT 028
Craig Ford
D
DONORS
Alabama Education Association
$50,000
T PAC
$25,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$12,600
Matrix
$10,000
Alabama Association of Realtors
$7,500
Alabama Association for Justice
$7,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 79% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran four
positive ads
est. $120
supporting Craig Ford 
D

Secretary of state
$736,600
$1.4 million primary general Jan. 2014 Nov. Jan. 2014 Nov.
Reese McKinney
R
DONORS
est. total $391,700
Reese H McKinney Jr
$134,700
Maureen M Britton
$10,000
Larry W Morris
$10,000
Guice Slawson
$10,000
George M Bradford
$8,000
Beth G Dubina
$6,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 63% of reports; includes reports as recent as August 4, 2014.
ran 427
mixed ads
$98,200
targeting John Merrill 
R

Jim Perdue 
R

612
negative
$150,700
targeting John Merrill 
R

663
positive
$142,900
supporting Reese McKinney 
R

John Merrill
R
DONORS
est. total $344,900
Friends of John H Merrill
$83,400
Alabama Farmers Federation
$32,100
John H Merrill
$17,500
Business Council of Alabama
$12,500
Horace Merrill, Mary
$12,000
Nucor Corp
$10,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 55% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 488
mixed ads
$157,300
targeting Reese McKinney 
R

481
positive
$187,600
supporting John Merrill 
R

Public service commissioner
$729,800
$1.4 million primary general Jan. 2014 Nov. Jan. 2014 Nov.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER-002
Chip Beeker
R
DONORS
Chip Beeker Jr
$70,000
Alabama Coal Association
$43,000
T-Town Pac Ii
$40,500
Pride Pac Ii
$32,500
Alabama Farmers Federation
$27,300
Drummond Co
$25,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 73% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 927
positive ads
est. $344,900
supporting Chip Beeker 
R

Terry Dunn
R
DONORS
Terry L Dunn
$133,100
Ben Chancellor
$500
Tony Gibson, Becky
$500
Charles D. Kelley
$250
Dr. Dale Lowry
$250
Bruce Strickland
$250
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 73% of reports; includes reports as recent as August 4, 2014.
ran 86
mixed ads
est. $25,700
targeting Chip Beeker 
R

Jonathan Barbee
R
DONORS
Jonathan Barbee
$16,800
Ron Barbee
$13,400
Media Works Communications
$10,500
Robert Wells Jr.
$2,500
Ginger Barbee
$1,500
Unitemized Donations
$1,250
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 53% of reports; includes reports as recent as June 3, 2014.
ran 17
positive ads
est. $1,480
supporting Jonathan Barbee 
R

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER-001
Jeremy Oden
R
DONORS
Pride Pac Ii
$61,300
Alabama Coal Association
$49,500
Alabama Economic Development
$43,800
T-Town Pac Ii
$41,300
Alabama Poultry, Egg Association
$29,000
Citizens for Victory PAC
$16,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 59% of reports; includes reports as recent as September 3, 2014.
ran 899
positive ads
est. $357,700
supporting Jeremy Oden 
R

Lieutenant governor
$259,600
$1.4 million primary general Jan. 2014 Nov. Jan. 2014 Nov.
Kay Ivey
R
DONORS
Alfa Insurance
$25,500
Republican State Leadership Cmte
$25,000
Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama
$20,000
Medical Association of The State Of Alabama
$20,000
Alabama Power Co
$17,500
Alabama Forestry Association
$16,100
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 78% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 515
positive ads
est. $192,300
supporting Kay Ivey 
R

Stan Cooke
R
DONORS
Stanley K Cooke
$182,000
Linda M Cooke
$47,100
Richard Plourde
$32,300
Gaines Gravlee
$25,800
L A Gravlee
$16,000
Stop Common Core PAC
$15,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 53% of reports; includes reports as recent as June 3, 2014.
ran 132
positive ads
est. $53,600
supporting Stan Cooke 
R

James Fields
D
DONORS
Rwdsu Mid-South Council
$58,100
Mell Johnson
$12,500
James C Fields Jr.
$8,471
Wholesale Retail, Department Store Union Council of Alabama
$8,232
Retail Wholesale, Department Store Union
$6,660
Ben F Johnson
$6,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 73% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 163
positive ads
est. $13,700
supporting James Fields 
D

State auditor
$76,100
$1.4 million primary general Jan. 2014 Nov. Jan. 2014 Nov.
Jim Zeigler
R
DONORS
Jackie Zeigler
$22,300
Max PAC
$5,000
Jim Zeigler
$4,390
Joshua Young
$3,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$2,950
Alabama Power Co
$2,500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 80% of reports; includes reports as recent as November 3, 2014.
ran 237
positive ads
est. $50,200
supporting Jim Zeigler 
R

Dale Peterson
R
DONORS
Dale Peterson
$19,900
Mary K Peterson
$14,800
Maxx M Services
$250
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 51% of reports; includes reports as recent as January 31, 2015.
ran 78
positive ads
est. $23,700
supporting Dale Peterson 
R

Miranda Joseph
D
DONORS
Miranda Joseph
$2,116
Mindy Boggs
$1,322
Alabama Afl-Cio
$1,000
Iron Workers Local No 92 Pal
$1,000
Marengo County Democratic Executive Cmte
$1,000
Communications Workers Local 3902
$500
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 73% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 14
positive ads
est. $2,150
supporting Miranda Joseph 
D

Board of education
$26,600
$1.4 million primary general Jan. 2014 Nov. Jan. 2014 Nov.
BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 008
Mike Parsons
R
DONORS
est. total $19,900
Stop Common Core PAC
$20,000
Inc. Jim Cooper Construction Company
$5,000
Elois Zeanah
$5,000
Dee L Voelkel
$3,500
Katherine S Patton
$2,000
Gayle E Boersma
$1,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 58% of reports; includes reports as recent as July 2, 2014.
ran 10
mixed ads
$2,630
targeting Mary Scott Hunter 
R

63
positive
$17,300
supporting Mike Parsons 
R

Mary Scott Hunter
R
DONORS
Business Council of Alabama
$75,000
Intuitive Research, Technology Corporation
$28,100
Harold Brewer
$15,000
Studentsfirst
$15,000
Alabama Farmers Federation
$12,500
Stacy Schusterman Revocable Trust
$10,000
Source: National Institute on Money in State Politics data — includes 74% of reports; includes reports as recent as October 2, 2014.
ran 33
positive ads
est. $6,610
supporting Mary Scott Hunter 
R

Source: Center for Public Integrity analysis of Kantar Media/CMAG, National Institute on Money in State Politics data
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