MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former two-year college Chancellor Bradley Byrne has been the most successful fundraiser in the Republican race for governor, and U.S. Rep. Artur Davis is tops in the Democratic contest. Candidates filed campaign finance reports Monday showing how much they had raised since January. Byrne reported nearly $1.2 million in contributions. That brought his total contributions in the race to nearly $3.8 million. Greenville business Tim James was second among Republicans with more than $525,000 in contributions. That raised his total contributions to nearly $1.9 million. Davis reported nearly $425,000 in contributions. That raised his total to $2.6 million. His Democratic primary opponent, state Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, listed more than $204,000. That increased his total contributions to more than $860,000.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham attorney Luther Strange has raised more money in the past three months than any candidate - Republican or Democrat - in the race for Alabama's attorney general. Strange is challenging incumbent Attorney General Troy King in the June 1 Republican Primary. The candidates were required to file campaign finance reports Monday showing contributions and expenditures since the last report in January. Strange's report showed he had received $354,011 in contributions to $149,166 for King. Of the three candidates in the Democratic Primary, Montgomery attorney James Anderson had received $146,706, Birmingham attorney Giles Perkins $99,361 and Mobile attorney Michel Nicrosi $48,608. King's campaign account ended the reporting period with a balance of $290,117.
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