By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter
Troy King might be late to the attorney general’s race, but he’s closing the fundraising gap quickly.
Campaign finance reports dropped Wednesday, and King reported raising more than $120,000 in December. That figure was nearly twice what current AG Steve Marshall raised ($64,050) and brings King’s six-week fundraising total to just over $250,000.
He still trails Marshall in total campaign cash by nearly $250,000.
Marshall announced in early June his intention to run for AG. He was appointed to the office last February by former Gov. Robert Bentley.
King, a former AG in the state, took in a little more than half his December total from businesses and PACs, with much of that money coming from businesses and investment firms located outside of the state.
When asked about those donations, a spokesperson from King’s campaign said the donations came from companies interested in “economic development opportunities in Alabama.”
Both King and Marshall trail in total fundraising to Chess Bedsole, although Bedsole has raised the least amount from outside sources. The majority of Bedsole’s $674,000 came from two $300,000 donations that he loaned his campaign.
Alice Martin, in the meantime, raised nearly $38,000, bringing her campaign account total to just over $323,000.