Byrne leads fundraising in 1st Congressional race

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former two-year college chancellor Bradley Byrne leads in the fundraising for the 1st Congressional District special election in southwest Alabama.

Byrne's latest campaign finance report shows he brought in nearly $242,000 between July 1 and Sept. 4. That raised his total to more than $317,000. Campaign spokesman Alex Schriver told al.com (http://bit.ly/14UnYgh ) that the Republican candidate is confident he has the resources to run a successful campaign.

Former newspaper columnist Quin Hillyer is second among the nine Republican candidates with more than $165,000. He's followed closely by Wells Griffith with $162,000. State Rep. Chad Fincher in next with $92,000.

The primary election is Sept. 24.

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Information from: Press-Register, http://www.al.com/press-register/



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