Lovvorn’s Consultant Linked to Hubbard’s Machine

September 12, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The Republican primary to elect a replacement for disgraced lawmaker and convicted felon Rep. Mike Hubbard will be held on Tuesday.

Jay Conner, Joe Lovvorn, Sandy Toomer and Brett Smith are all in the running to represent District 79, but parts of the former Hubbard machine are pushing Lovvorn toward the winner’s circle.

Not only is Lovvorn receiving four times more money than his closest competitor, his campaign is receiving guidance from Montgomery-based Greystone Consulting.
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House Now Moves To Save Riley SGO

April 14, 2015

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—On Wednesday, the House will take up the bill that will expand the Alabama Accountability Act to save one particular Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO).

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) sponsored SB71, which would not only expand the cap of donations under AAA from $25 million to $30 million, it would also allow for retroactive tax credits and give SGO’s the ability to bring forward unused money from previous years.
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Hubbard PAC’s: Who’s Helping To Protect The Incumbents?

July 8, 2013

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—In late June, Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard told Young Republicans gathered in Birmingham that he had raised $10 million to protect GOP incumbents in the 2014 primaries.
Mandatory June campaign filings show that Hubbard doesn’t have even a fraction of this amount in his possession. In fact, according to the latest reports with the Secretary of State, Hubbard’s PACs (Storming the Statehouse PAC, Network PAC and his personal campaign PAC) only have a combined total of $397,882.87. If you add to this the Alabama 2014 PAC that he shares with former Gov. Bob Riley there is only $1,460,347.65 on hand to “protect” incumbents.
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