PACS http://apr.org en Former Alabama Governor Helping GOP Legislators http://apr.org/post/former-alabama-governor-helping-gop-legislators <p></p><p>Former Gov. Bob Riley will be a major player in the 2014 elections in Alabama even though his name is not on the ballot.</p><p>Riley has raised more than $1 million for his political action committee, Alabama 2014, and he's using it to help Republicans keep their seats in the Legislature.</p><p>Riley's PAC has given $23,884 to Rep. Jim Patterson of Merdianville, $22,501 to Rep. Ken Johnson of Moulton, $21,583 to Rep. Wayne Johnson of Ryland, and smaller amounts to other incumbents.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:58:06 +0000 The Associated Press 42003 at http://apr.org Former Alabama Governor Helping GOP Legislators Alabama Campaign Contribution Cap Ends Thursday http://apr.org/post/alabama-campaign-contribution-cap-ends-thursday <P>Starting Thursday, corporations can make unlimited contributions to Alabama candidates for state and local offices.</P> <P>The Legislature passed a law to remove the $500 limit on corporate campaign contributions. A proponent of the law, Republican Rep. Mike Ball of Huntsville, said the cap didn't mean much because an attorney general's opinion allowed corporations to give $500 to a political action committee for every election in Alabama in one year. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:20:33 +0000 The Associated Press 35185 at http://apr.org Alabama Campaign Contribution Cap Ends Thursday