Attorney General Candidate-Poarch Contributions
Fri March 7, 2014
Tribe Gives $250,000 To Attorney General Candidate
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is contributing heavily to the Democratic challenger for attorney general, who has criticized Attorney General Luther Strange's legal action against the tribe.
Montgomery Rep. Joe Hubbard filed campaign finance reports this week showing he received $250,000 from political action committees funded by the tribe.
The money represents the bulk of the $326,827 that Hubbard raised in the first month of his campaign for attorney general.
Strange filed a lawsuit to shut down the tribe's new casino in Wetumpka. He has also told federal regulators that the tribe's electronic bingo machines are more like slot machines and should not be allowed in the state.
Hubbard says the tribe is under federal jurisdiction. He called the efforts a waste of state resources.