Brandon Evans, reporter, Wise County Messenger asks an important question of Wise and Parker County voters:
Brandon mentions something about the Super Bowl tickets that I hadn’t realized until I read this:
King received the tickets from a utility industry lobbyist. He watched the New England Patriots barely beat the Carolina Panthers from the cozy confines of CenterPoint Energy’s luxury suite. He also witnessed the infamous halftime moment involving Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. The barely visible flash of breast must have surely offended his socially conservative sensibilities.
LOL! Wonder if King averted his gaze.
Considering how most Wise County residents seem to slobber all over King no matter what the does, I commend Brandon’s courage in tell it like it is:
But such lapses of judgment have done little to curtail the fundraising capabilities of the King campaign. King has raised more than $362,000 since July of last year, according to the Texas Ethics Commission Web site, and he has more than $300,000 in cash on hand. Meanwhile, his opponent in the March primary, Joe Tison, the former mayor of Weatherford, has raised approximately $50,000 and has just over $33,000 of cash on hand.
According to an anonymous poster at Liberally Lean, $250,000 of the money King has raised comes from outside interests:
King has $250,000 in campaign money from “interests” outside of our district. Most of them are very big enterprises. Wonder what that is intended to buy? The tickees are only a trivial example.
I think I will support Tison who is campaigning on money from voters in the area. He is also a strong advocate of education reform which has been completely ignored by King. Anyone in the hog trough of special interests can take a hike.
I think somebody just might have written a formal complaint letter to the DA asking for a full investigation. =)