Challenger files lawsuit against Alabama attorney general

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Challenger Troy King has filed a lawsuit against Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall seeking to stop him from spending campaign contributions from the Republican Attorneys General Association.

In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, King contends the money to Marshall violates Alabama’s ban on transfers between political action committees since the Washington, D.C.-based GOP group accepted money from other PACs.

The Marshall campaign in a statement called the lawsuit “ridiculous” and a sign of King’s “legal incompetency.”
King first raised the issue earlier in the week saying the attorney general should be “upholding the law, not breaking it.”

The Republican group has contributed heavily to Marshall ahead of Tuesday’s runoff with King.