AL.com is out with an early competitor for lede of the month: “Doug Jones has been raising campaign cash where the blokes fancy a different kind of football.”
That’s because during the last fundraising period, Jones raised nearly twice as much from overseas – including trips to the United Kingdom and Switzerland – than he did from the state of Alabama.
(Which Jones supposedly represents in the Senate.)
Jones’ nearly $100,000 in overseas campaign donations include $48,000 from the UK, $17,270 from France, $5,500 from Belgium, and a fundraiser in Geneva costing $250 a head. By comparison, Jones raised only $55,000 from Alabama during the same reporting period.
“Nothing screams ‘re-elect me, Alabama’ like a fundraising schedule jam-packed with glass-clinking European junkets. If you didn’t think Doug Jones was out of step with Alabama before, the composition of his campaign war chest leaves no doubt.” –SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol