Campaign Contract at Center of Dispute Within GOP

In 2010, the Alabama Republican Party negotiated a deal with a Florida company to design hundreds of glossy and colorful campaign flyers for GOP candidates seeking seats in the Legislature. The contract with Majority Strategies of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., was for $848,687.

Once the deal was signed, Majority Strategies then subcontracted out the printing, shipping and postage costs of the flyers to another company: Craftmasters Printing of Auburn.

The deal is at the center of what is an emerging fight between Hubbard and state Senate leader Del Marsh on one side and Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead on the other