Alabama’s congressional delegation appears to be cruising to re-election in the early days of the 2024 election cycle.
According to new campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission, each of the Yellowhammer State’s seven incumbents is either running unopposed or facing an opponent with $0 in their campaign account.
Here’s a rundown of where delegation fundraising stands as of March 31, 2023.
Alabama’s 1st Congressional District
Republican U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl raised $239,308 during the first quarter, and combined with transfers from the Jerry Carl Victory Committee, the total fundraising tally stands at $323,431.
The bulk of Carl’s fundraising — just over $173,000 — came from individuals, while an additional $66,000 came from committees. Spending totaled $151,199 in Q1.
Including money left over from his successful 2022 re-election effort, Carl entered the second quarter with $626,130 in the bank. The campaign fund has $530,320 in outstanding debt, leaving it about $98,000 above water heading into April.
Carl was elected to Congress in the 2020 cycle and is currently serving his second term representing the Mobile area. Currently, his only opponent is Democrat Gary Johnson, who has not reported any contributions since entering the race.
Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District
Republican U.S. Rep. Barry Moore is running for re-election against Democrats Terrell Anderson and Austin Vigue, but thus far only the incumbent has been pulling in campaign contributions.
At $45,680, Moore’s fundraising total for the 2024 cycle is the slimmest of Alabama’s sitting members of Congress.
Just over half of Moore’s Q1 contributions ($22,362) came from individuals while $21,300 flowed in from committees. The latter total included a $2,000 contribution from Ohio U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan’s campaign account and $1,000 from Lockheed Martin.
Including money carried over from the 2022 cycle, Moore’s campaign entered April with about $468,117 banked. The Congressman’s account is not carrying any debt.
Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers posted the largest Q1 fundraising haul among Alabama incumbents, netting $425,303 during the first three months of the year.
Rogers is also one of three delegation members who are unopposed for re-election next year.
Campaign filings show just under $227,000 of his Q1 haul came from individuals with another $128,475 received from committee accounts. Committee contributions included a $5,000 check from the Applied Research Associates PAC, a pair of $2,500 checks from the American Maritime Officers Voluntary PAC and multiple contributions from billionaire businessman J. Neal Blue.
The total also includes $69,529 in transfers from the committee Mike Rogers Victory. The incumbent entered April with $1.24 million banked.
Alabama’s 4th Congressional District
CD 4 U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt has also not yet drawn a challenger in his 2024 re-election bid, and his fundraising likewise reflected the non-competitive state of the race.
The Republican incumbent filed a Q1 report showing just over $52,000 raised, including $10,730 from individuals and $41,500 from political committees.
Notable contributions included a $2,500 check from the Employees of Northrop Grumman PAC, a $1,000 check from the Verizon Communications Good Government Club and a $2,500 check from AFLAC PAC.
The campaign account showed $71,924 in spending for the quarter, mostly for operating expenditures such as phone bills, hotel reimbursements, postage, plane tickets and meals.
The Haleyville-area Congressman started Q2 with $1.14 million banked. The campaign account is not carrying any debt.
Alabama’s 5th Congressional District
Republican U.S. Rep. Dale Strong, another unopposed incumbent, tallied $214,750 in the first quarter.
The total includes $149,250 raised from individuals and $65,500 raised from political committees. The latter portion of the report included a $5,000 check from the Protective Life Corporation PAC and $2,000 from the Yukon Kusko PAC.
Spending totaled $90,215 during the reporting period, mostly for general operating expenditures, though the campaign did issue a $3,300 contribution refund.
Strong is currently serving his first term representing the North Alabama-based CD 5, and he finished his successful 2022 campaign without little carry-over cash. He started Q2 with $143,580 on hand.
Alabama’s 6th Congressional District
Republican U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer raised $94,846 in the first quarter of his campaign for a sixth term representing Central Alabama.
Palmer’s total included $40,700 raised from individuals and $54,000 raised from political committees.
Notable contributions included $5,000 checks from the Vulcan Materials PAC, the Protective Life Corporation PAC and the Jump Into Action For Conservatives PAC.
Spending totaled $107,142 for the quarter, leaving Palmer with $433,770 banked heading into Q2.
Palmer faces nominal opposition from Democrat Kevin Stuart, who has not reported any contributions since entering the race.
Alabama’s 7th Congressional District
Alabama’s lone Democratic member of Congress has a campaign account flush with cash, according to FEC filings.
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell reported a Q1 haul of $241,296, with more than two-thirds of the total flowing in from political committees.
Notable contributions listed in Sewell’s $175,900 worth of PAC receipts included a $2,500 check from Ball Healthcare Baldwin, $3,500 from AFLAC PAC, $5,000 from Alabama Power Co. Employees Federal PAC and $1,000 from Coca-Cola.
Sewell, who is currently running unopposed, entered the second quarter with $2.99 million in the bank. Her campaign is not carrying any debt.