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"AEA's PAC spends nearly $2 million in March"

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: Alabama voters aren't going to the polls for the next few months, but the Alabama Education Association is already opening its wallet -- wide.

The group's Alabama Voice of Teachers for Education (A VOTE) political action committee reported spending $1.98 million in March, according to filings earlier this month with the Alabama Secretary of State's Office. The spending represented 45 percent of the $4.3 million the AEA had on hand at the beginning of the month. ...

Big spending by the Alabama Education Association isn't unusual. But it may be notable what the PAC spent the money on.

The largest share of it -- $1 million -- went for a loan made directly to the Alabama Education Association. Another $710,000 went to an organization called National Research Services LLC, based out of a mailbox in Brentwood, Tenn. -- AEA's PAC spends nearly $2 million in March

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