Joe Hubbard’s attorney general campaign gets strong support from Poarch Band

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The Poarch Band of Creek Indians appears to want a new attorney general. Campaign finance records show three political action committees heavily financed by the tribe, which runs gaming facilities in Atmore, Montgomery and Wetumpka, gave Democrat Joe Hubbard $250,000 last month for his campaign against Republican incumbent Luther Strange. The donations represented more than [...]

Under the Dome: Senate runs into filibuster on 1st day

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The Alabama Senate on Tuesday returned for its 2014 session and got back to a common activity of the 2013 session: Slowing things down. Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, concerned over proposed legislation that would change the makeup of the Birmingham Water Works Board, asked Senate staff to read the titles of all introduced bills at [...]

Gov. Robert Bentley’s fundraising slows, but campaign still has $2 million

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November proved a bountiful month for some campaigns, a lean month for others, and a chance for new contributors to step into the picture. Gov. Robert Bentley’s breakneck fundraising slowed down in November, due in part to travel obligations the governor had during the month. Attorney General Luther Strange and House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, [...]

Speaker Hubbard denies involvement in contract, business

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House Speaker Mike Hubbard denied any involvement on Tuesday in what his attorney contended were allegations of bid-rigging by one of his House colleagues. The Auburn Republican said he never met the owner of the company, never solicited or received any contributions from the company or its owner, and did not have any ownership in [...]

Three Republicans, No Democrats qualify to run for Love’s seat

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Three Republicans qualified to run for the seat in the Alabama House of Representatives vacated when Rep. Jay Love resigned on Aug. 1. No Democrats qualified to run for the District 74 seat, according to Alabama Democratic Party acting chairwoman Nancy Worley. Current state Rep. Joe Hubbard, D-Montgomery, had expressed interest in running, although there [...]