BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Financial records show the casino-operating Poarch Band of Creek Indians has given $550,000 to the Republican State Leadership Committee, which pumped more than $1 million into GOP campaigns in Alabama in 2010.
Much of it went to the Alabama Republican Party.
House Speaker Mike Hubbard, who headed the Alabama Republican Party during 2010, says he's been assured that no gambling money was involved in the $850,000 that the state party received. Hubbard's replacement as party chairman, Bill Armistead, said the party won't accept money in the future from the Republican State Leadership Committee because of its ties to gambling.
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians operates casinos in Atmore, Wetumpka and Montgomery.