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Another Republican justice gives to Democrat candidate

Justice Lyons, circled, along with every other Alabama justice Justice Lyons, circled, along with every other Alabama justice

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Another Republican justice on the Alabama Supreme Court has given a campaign donation to a Democratic candidate for the state's highest court.

Democrat Rhonda Chambers of Birmingham says she received a $1,000 donation Wednesday from Republican Justice Champ Lyons. Chambers says she has known Lyons for several years. She says partisanship has no place in the courtroom and should not be a factor in judicial elections.

Chambers faces Republican criminal appeals court Judge Kelli Wise in the election Nov. 2

Lyons was away from his office Wednesday and could not be reached immediately for comment.

Last week, Republican Justice Tom Woodall gave a $5,000 donation to Democrat Mac Parsons, who is trying to unseat Republican Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker. 

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