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Alabama: Justice Tom Parker pulling in Democratic money

The Mobile Press Register reports: No member of the Republican-dominated Alabama Supreme Court touts his conservative credentials more than Tom Parker.

But in paying for his campaign, the darling of social conservatives and protégé of former Chief Justice Roy Moore has turned to political action committees with close ties to Democrats and gambling interests, a review of his finance reports shows. ...

Parker, who faces Democratic Circuit Judge Mac Parsons in the Nov. 2 election, has raised nearly half of his $321,125 this year from the Patriot PAC, which Chancey set up four years ago under the name Republicans for Conservative Judges. ...

Patriot PAC has raised its money from three large law firms and a collection of other PACS that get much of their funding from sources generally associated with Democrats. Its largest contributor has been Premium PAC, which was set up this year by Phillip Kinney, who had been with a prominent political consulting firm in Montgomery called the Matrix Group. The Matrix Group has worked for numerous Democratic candidates. Premium PAC contributed $100,000 to Patriot PAC. -- Read the whole article --> Alabama Supreme Court: Tom Parker takes unorthodox fund-raising approach | al.com

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