ALGOP Finance Chairman Pays A Visit To Poarch Creek IndiansRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Oct 31 2012 8:58 PM
Alabama Political Reporter
Update: This story was pulled down for a few hours to double check facts. We are determined our facts are accurate.
Senator Marsh office’s has said that we did not give Mr. Marsh a chance to respond before printing to story. However, his office was contacted on Tuesday morning and given the details of the story. Derek Trotter responded on Tuesday at 11:16 Trotter sent this text message, “Del is tied up in meetings until shortly after lunch but as soon as he calls me back I’ll have him call you.” We never received a call from Marsh’s office until after the story was published even then we received no offer to speak with Senator Marsh.
We stand by our story.
MONTGOMERY—Over the last few weeks information about Republicans receiving campaign money from gambling interests during the 2010 elections cycle has begun to trickle out.
Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) who was chairman of the ALGOP at the time, through which some of the money flowed has denied any knowledge of the funds being from gambling organizations.
Likewise Rob Riley, who has ties to one of the organization who received gambling money has said he had no knowledge of such contributions.
The money in question was campaign contributions made by the Poarch Creek Band of Indians (PCI) who legally operate gaming casinos in Alabama.