Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's campaign signed a deal with national GOP organizations to raise money ahead of the general election, Politico reported on Tuesday.
The Moore campaign signed the deal with the Alabama Republican Party, the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National Committee, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Politico reported.
Moore's fund, Alabama 2017 Senate Victory Committee, will now reportedly be able to raise $80,500 at a time from individual contributors.
Moore now leads Democratic opponent Doug Jones in fundraising by a 3-2 margin, according to AL.com. Moore raised $2.5 million between April 1 and Sept. 30, while Jones raised $1.6 million, according to the latest FEC filing.
The agreement marks a major transition for the Republican establishment, which backed Moore's opponent Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangePandemic proves importance of pharmaceutical innovation The Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Trump faces test of power with early endorsements MORE in the Republican primary election. Moore, an avowed anti-establishment candidate, has said he will take on the GOP insiders in Washington and challenge the party's leadership in Congress.
Moore, who has twice been ousted as chief justice for the Alabama Supreme Court, has drawn criticism for his controversial remarks on the LGBT community and his hard stances on religious liberty issues.