AEA Admits Role in Runoff Ads Attacking Byrne

AP: AEA admits role in runoff ads attacking Byrne

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The longtime head of the state teachers organization says it played a role in the secretive group that ran ads attacking Bradley Byrne in the Republican runoff for governor.

Paul Hubbert, executive secretary of the Alabama Education Association, said AEA had an interest in the group called the Conservative Coalition for Alabama. But he declined to say how much money it contributed to the group running the ads.

The ads contributed to Byrne's defeat July 13. Byrne accused the group of violating state campaign laws by not filing disclosures with the secretary of state.

But Hubbert says the Conservative Coalition followed the same federal law used by some business organizations to run ads in state Supreme Court races. The coalition filed with the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt political organization.

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

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  • by Jay Location: Wicksburg on Jul 22, 2010 at 02:39 PM
    Now what do all you people have to say when the truth comes out? Byrne and Riley have been telling you for a long time time Hubbert, Uncle Milton (who just wanted to help charities), Gilley, and Harri Anne were trying to control and run the State of Alabama. It must make you feel awfully bad to find out that you believed that B.S. and you shallowed in hook, line, and sinker. Talk about dirty politics.
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