Alabama Corruption Ads Come Under Scrutiny

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By Alabama News Network

Alabama's chief election official has asked the attorney general to review campaign ads from a former Republican state senator's foundation to see if they violate campaign finance laws.

Former Sen. John Rice says the ads from his Foundation for Limited Government don't violate the law because they are focused on ending government corruption in Montgomery, not on influencing the upcoming state elections.

Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh says Rice's foundation is not disclosing its donors even though state law requires disclosure when ads are run within 120 days of an election and include a candidate's name or image to influence an election.

March complained to Secretary of State Jim Bennett. Bennett says he's asked the attorney general to review the ads.

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