Shaw leads Paseur in fundraising for Alabama court

MONTGOMERY Ala. (AP) - Republican Greg Shaw is leading Democrat Deborah Bell Paseur by about $70,000 in fundraising for the Alabama Supreme Court race.

Campaign finance reports filed by the candidates show that Shaw, a judge on the state criminal appeals court, has brought in more than $591,000.

Paseur, a former district judge from Florence, has raised more than $521,000. Shaw got his biggest donations from political action committees funded by business interests.

Paseur has about 10 times as many contributors as Shaw and they gave mostly small amounts. Her contributions included $25,000 from the State Democratic Executive Committee.

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