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.