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FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2007

Riley gets lobbying aid from GOP women

MONTGOMERY (AP) — Gov. Bob Riley got some very visible lobbying help at the Alabama Statehouse on Thursday.

About 100 members of the Alabama Federation of Republican Women — all wearing red outfits — encouraged lawmakers to support Riley's bills banning the transfer of money between political action committees, stopping "pass-through pork" projects in the state budgets, requiring lobbyists to disclose what they spend entertaining public officials and banning legislators from having two state jobs.

"It's time for our legislators to represent the people and not their own personal interests," first vice president Bobbie Lou Leigh of Sheffield said. The group members had on their traditional red outfits.

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