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Lieutenant Governor-Ivey
4:58 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Alabama's Lieutenant Governor Waits On Fundraising

Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey has announced her run for a second term, but is holding off on fundraising for the campaign for now.
Credit ltgov.state.al.us

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey is seeking re-election to a second term, but she did not report raising any campaign funds in the first month that candidates could receive donations.

State law allowed candidates for the 2014 elections to start raising money in early June. Those that did had to publicly report their contributions this week, but Ivey reported none.

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4:47 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Bentley Finds Fundraising Easier As Ala. Governor

Robert Bentley is findinf that fundraising is much easier as an incumbent Governor than it was as a little known state representative four years ago.
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Robert Bentley is finding that raising campaign money as an incumbent governor is much easier than doing it as a state representative seeking statewide office for the first time.

Bentley filed a campaign finance report Tuesday night showing he took in $422,500 in contributions in his first month of fundraising for his re-election campaign. He had raised about $15,500 at the same point four years ago, when he was a little-known state representative from Tuscaloosa running in the Republican primary with six other candidates.

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Lieutenant Governor-Ivey
4:40 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey Seeking Re-Election

Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey has kicked off her campaign for a second term.
Credit ltgov.state.al.us

Republican Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey has kicked off her campaign for a second term.

Ivey said that since she became presiding officer of the state Senate the Legislature has downsized government, passed balanced budgets, and sustained essential state services.

Ivey made the announcement Thursday in Montgomery, surrounded by Republican members of the Senate and other GOP officeholders.

So far, she has no announced opposition.

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Chapman's Future
5:01 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Ala. Sec. Of State Won't Run In 2014

Secretary of State Beth Chapman won't seek office in 2014.
Credit sos.alabama.gov

Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman says she won't seek any position in next year's election and will take a sabbatical from elective office.

Chapman has served two terms in her current office and could not seek a third term. She had been mentioned as a contender for higher office, possibly including governor, but she said Tuesday she wants to take a break to pursue entrepreneurial ideas and business opportunities. She said she will support Republican Gov. Robert Bentley for re-election.

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Sessions Running Again
5:14 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Alabama Senator Will Seek Re-Election In 2014

Senator Jeff Sessions will seek a fourth term in office in 2014.
Credit Photo Courtesy of Senator Jeff Sessions

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama says he plans to run for a fourth term next year.

Sessions is beginning his 17th year of service in the Senate. The 66-year-old senator said Wednesday in Montgomery he's still enjoying serving in Washington and plans to run again in 2014.

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New Districts
5:13 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Justice Dept. Clears Ala.'s Legislative Districts

The U.S. Justice Department has cleared Alabama's new legislative districts for use in the 2014 elections.
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The U.S. Justice Department has cleared Alabama's new legislative districts for use in the 2014 elections.

Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez notified state Attorney General Luther Strange of the decision Friday. The Justice Department has to review new political boundaries in Alabama to make sure they don't violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act by disenfranchising black voters.

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