campaign finance http://apr.org en Gov. Bentley Tops $3 Million For Campaign http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-tops-3-million-campaign <p></p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley has already raised more for his re-election campaign than he spent to win the Republican nomination for governor in 2010.</p><p>Bentley's campaign filed a campaign finance report showing he raised more than $746,000 in December. That brought his total fundraising to $3.3 million.</p><p>Bentley reported spending $2.6 million to win the Republican nomination in 2010. His entire campaign in 2010 cost $8.1 million.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 21:33:41 +0000 The Associated Press 44476 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Tops $3 Million For Campaign Report Shows Millions Raised Ahead Of '14 Ala. Elections http://apr.org/post/report-shows-millions-raised-ahead-14-ala-elections <p></p><p>Statewide elections are still more than a year away, but candidates are busy raising money.</p><p>The Anniston Star reported Sunday that state finance records show more than $11 million has been raised since June — when candidates first became eligible to receive contributions for their 2014 campaigns.</p><p>The newspaper says Republican candidates have picked up $6.8 million of that cash, while Democrats garnered only $861,000. Political action committees pulled in $6.3 million over the same time period.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 04:24:46 +0000 The Associated Press 40510 at http://apr.org Report Shows Millions Raised Ahead Of '14 Ala. Elections Ala. Speaker Sends $17,797 From Campaign To State http://apr.org/post/ala-speaker-sends-17797-campaign-state <p></p><p>Republican House Speaker Mike Hubbard recently transferred nearly $18,000 from his campaign fund to the state treasury.</p><p>Hubbard said he made the transfer of $17,797 because the campaign rules are not clear and he wanted to be extra careful.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 21:14:53 +0000 The Associated Press 39084 at http://apr.org Ala. Speaker Sends $17,797 From Campaign To State Sponsor Says Still Work To Do On Campaign Finance Bill http://apr.org/post/sponsor-says-still-work-do-campaign-finance-bill <P>A key House Republican says lawmakers have more work to do before settling on final changes to Alabama campaign finance laws.</P> <P>But Rep. Mike Ball of Madison says he doesn't want to give in on House GOP proposals concerning political contributions by corporations and utilities, including the influential Alabama Power Co.</P> <P>Ball is sponsor of the House version of the finance law changes. The Senate version dealt mostly with how PACs can move money around. Fri, 17 May 2013 21:42:40 +0000 The Associated Press 30617 at http://apr.org Sponsor Says Still Work To Do On Campaign Finance Bill Court Will Hear Campaign Donation Limits Appeal http://apr.org/post/court-will-hear-campaign-donation-limits-appeal <P>The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to campaign finance laws limiting how much an individual can give to political campaigns.</P> <P>The justices on Tuesday decided to hear an appeal from Shaun McCutcheon of Alabama and the Republican National Committee. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:10:40 +0000 The Associated Press 25255 at http://apr.org Court Will Hear Campaign Donation Limits Appeal Nonpartisan Agreement: Most Campaign Money Is Wasted http://apr.org/post/nonpartisan-agreement-most-campaign-money-wasted Republican and Democratic strategists tell NPR that most of the estimated $4 billion to be spent by the campaigns, political action committees and others on the 2012 presidential race will make no difference in the outcome.<p>"Eighty percent of what we do in a campaign is wasted," Democratic pollster and adviser Mark Mellman tells <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/16/156829985/presidential-election-how-much-does-fundraising-matter" target="_blank">NPR's </a><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/16/156829985/presidential-election-how-much-does-fundraising-matter" target="_blank">Morning Edi Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:45:00 +0000 editor 14657 at http://apr.org