Report Shows Gambling Interests Contributed Millions to Alabama 2010 Elections

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Gambling interests pumped nearly $6.3 million into Alabama's 2010 elections.

An analysis by The Birmingham News shows that 144 political action committees handled contributions from gambling sources.

The newspaper analyzed campaign finance reports that showed the Poarch Creek Indians and their PCI Gaming donated $2.76 million. Dog track operator Milton McGregor followed with $1.94 million. Greenetrack provided more than $564,000. Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley and others associated with the project donated more than $824,000.

Some money went directly to candidates, mostly Democrats, but other money was run through a series of PACs.

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  • by Not New Location: Dothan on Feb 10, 2011 at 08:40 PM
    You act as if everyone didn't already know this.Water is wet,the sky is blue and special interest groups shovel money into politicians pockets as fast as she can buy a new Mercedes and dye her roots blond.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2011 at 04:32 AM
    You know what take your predjudice ideas and stick it. Gambling in this state has been a plus. You just dont know how much there donations help you ignorant people. They give you food, help schools and give back to the communities. They arent like you who doesnt help anyone and you want money for nothing. Get a job.
  • by snowman on Feb 9, 2011 at 07:10 PM
    Seems like AL politicans like gambling money just fine, just wish they would report on which ones.
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