Election Section

Bush raises a lot of money

The Associated Press
Tuesday July 16, 2002

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – President Bush demolished his own record for a single fund-raising appearance Monday, hauling in nearly $4 million for Alabama’s financially trailing Republican gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Bob Riley. 

The cash infusion could catapult Riley past Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman. According to the most recent campaign finance reports, Siegelman had $4.2 million, compared to $561,661 for Riley.