Byrne Leads in Alabama Special Primary

Republican Bradley Byrne is the leader in fundraising for Tuesday's special primary in Alabama's 1st District. The congressional seat became vacant when then Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Ala., resigned to become the vice chancellor of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Bradley Bryne, R-Ala., reported raising $317,245 through 9/4 and has since reported additional contributions.

Another top fundraiser was Dean Young, R-Ala., who reported raising $176,214. The PAC of 2012 Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle has spent $10,000 for an ad supporting Young.

Another top fundraiser was Wells Griffith, R-Ala., who reported raising $162,251 through Sept. 4. The leadership PAC of Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., gave $5,000.  Griffith has since reported additional contributions from Bobbie Kilberg (president and CEO, Northern Virginia Technology Council) $1,000; Ron Kaufman (consultant, McKenna Long & Aldridge, D.C.) $1,000; G.O. Griffith (partner, BGR Group, VA) $1,600; and Ray Washbourne (CEO, Charter Holdings, Texas) $2,600; and AX PAC (the leadership PAC of Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis.).

Update: Our Voice, the PAC of Sharon Angle, reported on 9/24 that it had spent $40,152 on independent expenditures supporting Dean Young.

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