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Bedsole campaign files
latest financial disclosure

By Chip Drago
Mobile Bay Times
Mobile mayoral candidate Ann Bedsole's campaign spent more than $160,000 during the past 30 days in her bid to become the city's first female chief executive in its 300-year history, according to her campaign's latest financial disclosure.

The report showed a beginning balance of $150,352.65 and another $42,400 in cash contributions for the period.

The campaign concluded the final days leading up to the general election Tuesday, Aug. 23 with a balance of $30,094.70.

The former GOP state senator is battling Mobile County Commissioner Sam Jones, ex-City Councilwomen Bess Rich and current District 7 City Councilman John Peavy to succeed outgoing Mayor Mike Dow.

Among the major contributors for the period were:

The Bedsole campaign's biggest expenditures during the period were to Timbes and Yeager which places the campaign's advertising with the various print, television and radio broadcast outlets. They totaled about $136,000. 

Click here for complete details of Mrs. Bedsole's 5-10 Day Pre-Election Report.