Ala. GOP to target 'fake' Republicans

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Gov. Bob Riley and two legislative leaders are trying to raise millions of dollars to defeat candidates who wear the Republican label but are Democrats in disguise.

House Speaker Mike Hubbard says he is working with Riley and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh to form Alabama 2014, which will focus on that year's legislative elections.

Marsh says their goal is to raise $2 million to $3 million to point out GOP legislative candidates who don't adhere to Republican principles. They want to make sure true Republicans win the primary rather than Democrats who decide it's easier to get elected with the Republican label.

The same three GOP leaders raised $5.5 million to help Republican Party candidates in last year's legislative races.

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