BENTLEY CAMPAIGN RAISED LESS THAN $100,000 LAST YEAR

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) – Tax forms show a nonprofit formed to support Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s political agenda raised and spent less than $100,000 last year.

The Alabama Council for Excellent Government raised a little more than $90,000 in 2015. The group reported expenses of a little more than $63,000, mostly for consulting, polling and web development.

The organization was drawn into headlines after Bentley in March acknowledged inappropriate behavior with a former top aide, who was not on state payroll but had been paid by the nonprofit and Bentley’s campaign.

The group, also known as ACEGOV, was formed last year as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, and is not required to disclose donors.

The organization appears to have gone dormant in the wake of the scandal.

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