By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter
MONTGOMERY—For Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard R-Auburn, April was a good month for fundraising. It was also a good month for his business interests.
According to FPCA reports filed with the Secretary of State in April, Hubbard raised $119,620.00 in total contributions for his personal campaign committee. His total expenditures for April were $121,931.08. Of all the money spent, the lion’s share, $92, 944.61, went to his personal business interests.
A good month for Hubbard and a very good month for Auburn Network, and Craftmaster Printers, Inc.
Most of Hubbard’s campaign contributions came from PACs backed by big corporate special interests and the Business Council of Alabama (BCA).
The only people betting on Hubbard these days would seem to be those who can afford to roll the dice and see what happens with the Grand Jury in Lee County.
Hubbard currently has $294,855.42 on hand with the June 3 primary quickly approaching.
By contrast his opponent Sandy Toomer has $133,465.06 on hand.
Beyond the fact that Hubbard’s fate may rest in the hands of a Grand Jury in Lee County, many voters as well as Republican faithfuls are growing weary of the Hubbard sideshow.
Given that Hubbard has been implicated in what could be several crimes it has been a surprisingly good month for Hubbard and his companies in terms of fundraising.
But, in politics, the winds of fortune are always subject to change by the storm of public opinion; and there appear to be some thunderheads on the horizon.