2nd Ala. GOP Justice Gives to Democratic Candidate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Another Republican justice on the Alabama Supreme Court has given campaign donations to Democratic candidates for the state's highest court.

Republican Justice Champ Lyons says he gave $1,000 each to Democrat Rhonda Chambers of Birmingham and $1,000 to another Democrat, Jefferson Count Circuit Judge Mac Parsons. Lyons said Wednesday he gave the money because he considered them the most
qualified candidates in their races.

Chambers faces Republican criminal appeals court Judge Kelli Wise on Nov. 2, and Parsons is trying to unseat Republican Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker.

Last week, Republican Justice Tom Woodall gave a $5,000 donation
to Parsons.

Chambers announced Lyons' donation Wednesday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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