Arnold Mooney
Arnold Mooney

State Representative Arnold Mooney, who is running in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in 2020, reported his third quarter earnings and total cash-on-hand.

For the third quarter, Mooney raised a total of $242,738 bringing his total raised for the election to $541,052. Only $1,000 in the third quarter fundraising came from Political Action Committees (PACs). Overall, Mooney has received $18,000 from PACs.

In the third quarter, Mooney’s campaign spent $148,642 on campaign expenditures. That gives him a spending total of $155,007 for the election cycle so far.

Those contributions and expenditure numbers have left Mooney with $386,045 in cash-on-hand going into the fourth quarter.

Mooney has had a difficult time gaining traction in this campaign so far.  In addition to these numbers, which lag behind most of his competitors, a poll released last month by ALFA shows that Mooney is tied for last with Birmingham businessman Stanley Adair. That is well behind the front-runner Tommy Tuberville who garnered support from 36% of respondents. Roy Moore came in second with 15%, Bradley Byrne came in with 13% and Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill garnered 8% of the vote.

The winner of the Republican primary in March of 2020 (or the runoff a month later) will likely faceoff with U.S Senator Doug Jones in the November general election.

David Preston
David is a small business owner and contributing columnist to BamaPolitics.com. He attended the University of South Alabama and studied political science. He ran for his first and only political office in the city of Daphne, Alabama for city council where he lost by less than 200 votes to a sitting incumbent. David has a passion for all levels of politics, aviation, business development and recruitment, history (his dad drug him to Civil War battlefield for Summer vacation instead of Disney world and six flags) and the Mobile region.