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Mon June 2, 2014

Limited Government Group Responds To Alabama AG

Alabama Foundation for Limited Government says it doesn't have to disclose its sources of funding because its campaign ads were for educational purposes only.
Alabama Foundation for Limited Government says it doesn't have to disclose its sources of funding because its campaign ads were for educational purposes only.
Credit Alabama Foundation for Limited Government

A group that ran TV ads critical of the Republican legislative leadership says it doesn't have to disclose its sources of funding because the ads were for educational purposes only.

An attorney for the Alabama Foundation for Limited Government, J. Brandon Rice, told Attorney General Luther Strange in a letter that the ads were not designed to influence Tuesday's primary election.

The Montgomery Advertiser obtained a copy of Rice's letter. The attorney general contacted the foundation after Senate leader Del Marsh filed a complaint about the ads. The ads accused the legislative leadership of blocking real ethics form.

In addition to the ads, the foundation gave $700,000 to the Stop Common Core political action committee, which has helped fund opponents of Marsh and House Speaker Mike Hubbard.