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Alabama: Justice Tom Parker returning some of gambling-tainted contributions

The Mobile Press Register reports: Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker said today that he would return campaign contributions that came from a political action committee that raised its funds from gambling interests.

Parker, a Republican seeking a second term on the high court against Democratic Circuit Judge Mac Parsons, cited a Press-Register story published Sunday that traced contributions totaling $8,000 from the Step PAC to a PAC run by Parker's campaign spokesman. That PAC, Patriot PAC, passed the money along to Parker. ...

While Parker is returning the Step PACís funds, the Patriot PAC has taken thousands of dollars from other PACs with ties to gambling.

On the same day that the Patriot PAC received the $8,000 contribution from Step PAC, for instance, it also received an identical donation from Your PAC. Both are run by Montgomery lobbyist John Teague, who lobbies on behalf of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. -- Read the whole story --> Justice Tom Parker to return donation from PAC funded by gambling interests | al.com

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