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By Brianna Peterson:
Giving It Away
Despite the move last week by Jefferson County, Ala., to file for bankruptcy, the residents of the region have continually been among the most generous Alabamians in terms of their campaign contributions.
During the last presidential election four years ago, residents of Jefferson County donated more than $6.4 million, according to research by the Center for Responsive Politics. That’s more than any other county in Alabama.
Notably, of that $6.4 million, about 61 percent benefit federal Republican candidates and committees.