AL GOV: Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle (R) raised $101,000 last month and reported $1.2 million on hand as of Jan. 31.
State Sen. Bill Hightower (R) raised $33,000 and had $632,000 on hand.
Evangelist Scott Dawson (R) raised $19,000 and had $344,000 on hand.
Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox (D) raised $76,000 and had $149,000 on hand.
Former state Supreme Court Justice Sue Bell Cobb (D) raised $66,000 and had $177,000 on hand. (Hotline reporting)
GA GOV: Former Navy SEAL Clay Tippins (R) “said he will report around $2 million this period.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
MA GOV: Former state budget chief Jay Gonzalez (D) raised $66,000 in the second half of January and had $152,000 on hand as of Jan. 31.
Environmentalist Bob Massie (D) raised $50,000 and had $35,000 on hand.
Former Newton Mayor Setti Warren (D) raised $41,000 and had $35,000 on hand. (Hotline reporting)
RI GOV: “Last year, $1.35 million of [Gov. Gina] Raimondo’s (D) fundraising haul came from donors with out-of-state addresses. … Less than half — $872,013 — came from donors based inside Rhode Island. … In California alone, Raimondo received donations up to the individual $1,000 limit from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook HR head Lori Goler, film studio executive Jeffrey Katzenberg, Salesforce.com Senior VP Jim Green and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. She also received a $1,000 in-kind contribution from Casey Wasserman, a sports and entertainment talent agency executive and leader of Los Angeles’ Olympic organizing committee. … In New York, Raimondo raised $322,796 last year, including maximum donations from PayPal CEO Daniel Schulman and ‘super lawyer’ David Boies, who represented Rhode Island in its pension overhaul case. Notable New England $1,000 donors included CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo, East Greenwich film producer Chad Verdi and former Fleet Financial Group leader/now Pawtucket Red Sox co-owner Terrence J. Murray.”
“Of the $381,215 [Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R)] took in last year, $314,509 came from donors with Rhode Island addresses and nearly a third of that, $105,777, originated in his hometown of Cranston.” State House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan (D) “received a little less than half of her 2017 donations from out of state. Morgan raised $106,818 last year, and $59,400 came from Rhode Island-based donors.” (Providence Journal)
TN GOV: Former quarterback “Peyton Manning and his wife, Ashley, maxed out in contributing to” former state economic commissioner Randy Boyd (R), giving $4,000 each. (Knoxville News-Sentinel)
TX GOV: Houston investor Andrew White (D) “said he will report that he has loaned his campaign $1 million and raised an additional $138,682 from donors.” Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D) “suggested she would report raising about $125,000.” (Houston Chronicle)
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