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Vance outraising Parker in race for chief justice

September 9, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In the race for Alabama chief justice, Democratic nominee Bob Vance is attracting more donors than Republican Tom Parker.

Campaign finance reports filed recently show that Vance raised $200,000 for his campaign last month. Parker reported raising less than $4,000.

Vance has an available campaign balance of $420,197 while Parker has $17,500.

The race pits Parker, a member of the court since 2005 and a past adviser to former chief justice Roy Moore, against Vance, a Jefferson County judge.

Finance reports show that two former Republican Supreme Court members, former Chief Justice Drayton Nabers and former Justice Thomas Woodall, donated to Vance’s campaign.

Parker won the GOP primary over incumbent Chief Justice Lyn Stuart, who had a financial advantage in the race.

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