The transactions raise more legal and ethical questions for the embattled senator, experts say.
State Senator Carlos Uresti, who recently was indicted on 13 felony fraud and bribery charges, also exchanged almost $25,000 in campaign money with his alleged co-conspirators, the Observer found. Uresti, a San Antonio Democrat serving his 11th year in the … Read More
As governor, Perry did favors for a nuclear waste company formerly owned by a top donor. Will he do the same on a national stage?
As governor, Perry did favors for a nuclear waste company formerly owned by a top donor. Will he do the same on a national stage? Read More
Campaign finance reports suggest some donors are quietly rethinking their support of embroiled attorney general Ken Paxton even as top GOP leaders stay mum. Read More
Grahams have made campaign contributions to Texas' top elected officials
A prominent Texas family with connections to the state’s top officials is alleged to have purchased and boarded horses for a Mexican drug cartel engaged in money laundering, according to court records. Federal indictments recently unsealed in Austin allege that … Read More
Last fall a group of well-connected Republicans formed a new lobby and consulting firm in Austin. The Patriot Group’s partners boast strong ties to Tom DeLay’s indicted Texans for a Republican Majority PAC (TRMPAC) and to Texans for Lawsuit Reform … Read More
Texas' First Postmodern Lobbyist
Future historians may single out the ongoing criminal probe of Tom DeLay’s Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC) as the catalyst that pushed the modern Texas lobby into postmodernism. Heretofore the time-honored way to join Texas’ lobby elite was to … Read More