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Alabama Education Association makes another $300,000 donation to Griffith

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The state teachers' lobby has given Democratic candidate for governor Parker Griffith another financial boost.

The Alabama Education Association contributed $300,000 to Griffith's campaign on Friday. AEA also gave Griffith $300,000 in September.

The teachers' lobby is by far Griffith's largest cash contributor. Campaign finance reports show AEA's contributions make up $600,000 of the $647,000 in contributions raised by Griffith. The former congressman has also loaned his campaign $391,000.

Griffith and Republican Gov. Robert Bentley face off Nov. 4.

The AEA helped Bentley get elected governor four years ago by bankrolling attacks ads against his opponent in the GOP runoff, Bradley Byrne.

Bentley has raised more than $6 million for his re-election bid.

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