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Wendy Davisí ethics complaints [rolling in]: substance or strategy?
Houston Chronicle ^ | January 30, 2014 | David Rauf

Posted on 01/31/2014 1:48:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

AUSTIN — State Sen. Wendy Davis and Democrats propelling her gubernatorial bid have attracted quite a bit of unwanted attention in the last couple of weeks: national and state media prodding deep into Davis’ biography and the James O’Keefe-infiltration of Battleground Texas, for example.

Add this to the list: It appears folks are lining up to file complaints against Davis with the Texas Ethics Commission.

There have been two examples this week — and it highlights just why the commission has argued to keep its complaint process private, since the filings are often used to smear opponents before their merits are weighed.

The most recent involves an ex-state lawmaker who filed a trio of ethics grievances Wednesday against two of Davis’ fundraising committees and Battleground Texas, alleging they failed to properly report a variety of expenditures and contributions.

Former state Rep. Connie Scott, R-Corpus Christi, launched the complaints against Battleground Texas, the Wendy Davis for Governor Committee and the Texas Victory Committee, a joint fundraising arm established by the Davis camp and Battleground Texas. All three are supporting Davis’ gubernatorial bid.

Scott alleges the following:

– Davis’ Governor Committee violated state campaign finance rules by failing to report more than $110,000 in expenditures from the Texas Victory Committee to Davis as in-kind contributions.

– Texas Victory Committee improperly reported expenditures in the range of $165,000, saying its report “does not correctly list the correct payee.”

– Battleground Texas did not report a “contribution or credit” from the Texas Victory Committee in an amount of about $37,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.chron.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2014govtx; abortionbarbie; ethicscomplaints; texas; wendydavis
The author of this piece in a twitter war with Wendy Davis and the Democrat Party [all but ONE media outlet locked out of her event]. Reported at PJ Media [linked via FR thread: Wendy Davis’ Campaign Just Started a War with the TX Press Corps (Update: TX Media Explode in Rage)].

Perhaps all the ethics questions being raised have the Wendy Davis/Dems circling the wagon.

1 posted on 01/31/2014 1:48:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Fox News: Complaint: Wendy Davis failed to disclose income, lobbyist ties

NRO, Jonah Goldberg: The Cowardice of Wendy Davis

2 posted on 01/31/2014 2:02:16 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Welcome to the big leagues, Barbie. At least they won't burn your church to the ground (if you actually have a church home) with women & children still in it or station a perverted gossip novelist in the house next to yours, overlooking your young daughter's bedroom.
3 posted on 01/31/2014 2:03:50 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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“Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis was presented with Gov. Ann Richards’ shotgun Wednesday night in the best photo-op since Michael Dukakis climbed into that tank.”

http://twitchy.com/2014/01/31/as-badass-as-richard-simmons-holding-a-broadsword-wendy-davis-receives-ann-richards-shotgun/


4 posted on 01/31/2014 2:05:53 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is Abortion Barbie being targeted the same way as Governor Palin? Life’s rough when your own tactics are thrown back at you!


5 posted on 01/31/2014 2:24:18 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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The Houston Chronicle is LEFT LEFT LEFT politically (and the way the author bends over backward to write the story of this thread shows how conflicted he is). So for Wendy Davis to get the MSM riled took some doing. She doesn’t want questions.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 2:26:55 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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...and it highlights just why the commission has argued to keep its complaint process private, since the filings are often used to smear opponents before their merits are weighed...

Ask the Sarah Palin about political smears. Looks like some Texas conservatives are using the dems own tactics against them. Love to hear them whine!!

7 posted on 01/31/2014 3:06:16 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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It appears folks are lining up to file complaints against Davis with the Texas Ethics Commission.


Now, where could thay have learned *that* tactic.

Karma.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 3:22:12 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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“Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis was presented with Gov. Ann Richards’ shotgun Wednesday night...'

Think of the children!

9 posted on 01/31/2014 3:30:23 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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After Wendy wins the Dem. Primary the first words from her lips will be “debate.”

Her only chance is for a Clayton moment and don’t think that will happen.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 3:58:06 AM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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