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Alabama: PAC-to-PAC transfers obscure source of money

The Birmingham News reports: Candidates' finance reports filed last week with the Alabama Secretary of State are supposed to show who is funding Alabama campaigns.

But the answer is seldom clear.

Consider Children's PAC, a political action committee that lists children's issues as its primary concern. The committee took in $156,000, mostly from Alabama Power Co. employees, dog tracks, Drummond Coal and trial lawyer interests.

The PAC then gave $92,000 to other committees either associated with Children's PAC or run by Montgomery lobbyists. There the money blended with other contributions. -- PACs obscure some funding sources

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