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Alabama GOP PAC accepts two PAC-to-PAC transfers in violation of law

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: A political action committee run by House Speaker Mike Hubbard appears to have accepted $35,000 in donations from PACs following passage of the PAC-to-PAC ban, but his office said it was an error that has been rectified.

Records filed by Net PAC last week show the PAC receiving a $5,000 check from BI PAC, a political action committee run by Montgomery lobbying firm Fine Geddie in January, and $30,000 from DST PAC, a PAC funded mainly by beer brewers that mainly funded Democrats in 2010.

Both transfers took place after the state's ban on PAC-to-PAC transfers took effect in December. However, Hubbard spokesman Todd Stacy last week provided a copy of the $5,000 BI PAC check, which was written Nov. 22, 2010, about a month before the ban went into effect.

He said the office did not know why the check was cashed Jan. 12 of this year, but said the laws passed by the Legislature allowed the transaction to be seen. -- Read the whole story --> montgomeryadvertiser

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