Phil King is coming to Wise County for a fundraiser on Wednesday, November 28th at the Civic Center and he’s bringing Texas Railroad Commissioner Wrong Track Elizabeth Ames-Jones with him. What a pair! There’s not an ethical bone between ’em.
Phil is a big spender so he needs lots of money for his campaign and, since the ticket prices are $250, $500 or $1,000 per couple, I’d say he’s after some of that oil and gas protection money Elizabeth gets.
It seems that Phil King loves to break the Texas Ethics Commission rules for campaign spending. To see exactly how he spent $448,000 in the last two years check out his filings HERE.
Some highlights brought to us by Bay Area Houston:
His gas purchases are over $9000 including fill ups at Randalls for over $100 each. (That must be a hell of a big gas tank.) Plane travel is over $11,200. $45,000 for “Accommodations expense”, over $10,000 for “meeting expenses” and over $2700 for “office meals and refreshments”.
But the most interesting is his “Public Relations” bill of over $97,000. This includes $4990 for “Public Relations” at the Capitol Gift, $5200 to Retriever Sporting Clays Inc for “Public Relations”, and $14,000 for Kevin Brannon for “Public Relations” . By the way, Kevin Brannon is a political fundraiser, not a “Public Relations”
Phil is dirty too, real dirty. For the 2007 legislative session:
His lifetime score is 23.
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Thanks for printing the facts about King. He tries to keep those as quiet as possible. Note that he only comes to Wise County right before elctions time and spends little of his contributions in our County.
Way to do such thorough research on his expenditures there…for instance, Randall’s is a grocery store, they don’t even sell gas.