Alabama

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Rep. Baucus' County Goes Bankrupt, But Thanks to Wall Street, His Campaign Account Never Will

Right in his own back yard. Jefferson County, Alabama filed for bankruptcy yesterday, making it the largest municipality ever to do so. What does this have to with money and politics? It just so happens to be the home county of Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), who chairs the House Financial Services Committee.

NPR on Judicial Race Spending

NPR's Nina Totenberg did a piece this morning on special interest money infiltrating judicial elections, focusing on the recent report from Justice at Stake on this phenomenon and examing contentious races in Alabama and Georgia. Listen and/or read the transcript of the piece here.

 

Towards the end, a judge has the opportunity to weigh in on his feelings when it comes to campaign cash and judicial elections: