Skip to comments.Houston (trial lawyer) couple dig deep to oust GOP -already are top donors to White's campaign
Posted on 07/21/2010 2:42:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
A Houston husband-and-wife lawyer team is planning to donate more than $3 million this year toward knocking Republican Gov. Rick Perry out of office and helping Democrats win control of the Texas House.
Attorney Steve Mostyn said Tuesday he and his wife, Amber Anderson, are committed to putting a "substantial" amount of money that likely will exceed $3 million into ending hard-right Republican politics in Texas government.
The pair already has put $1.3 million into committees that can help Democrat and former Houston Mayor Bill White win the governor's office, making them far and away his biggest benefactors in this race.
"My gut seems to be dictating this instead of my head," Mostyn said. "If my head was dictating it, I'd probably put the money into a trust fund for my kids."
...Through the current election cycle, Perry has out-raised White. He has taken in $20 million for his re-election, while White has gathered $16.6 million.
Expenditures by a political action committee heavily financed by Mostyn have an added benefit of $1.1 million for White.
...Their firm last year demanded $86 million in legal fees for representing homeowners and businesses damaged by Hurricane Ike in claims against the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, a quasi-state agency that serves as the state's insurer of last resort. TWIA Manager Jim Oliver said the Mostyn payout was less than the original demand as most of the claims reached negotiated settlements.
Mostyn, president-elect of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, last month gave $400,000 to the Democratic Governor's Association just days before the group donated $500,000 to White's campaign...
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
Elmer Fudd meets Houston Trial Lawyers PING.
Also, with regards to the news that Obama is coming to Texas and White avoiding him. Rick Perry is trying to pin down Obama for facetime to ask him about border security.
Pass the popcorn.
Just make sure the public knows that TWO TRIAL LAWYERS are spending $3MILLION of their OWN MONEY to elect democraps
That alone should turn out the republican vote
From his Firm Web Page:
Our hurricane insurance lawyers and personal injury attorneys will help you get all the money you deserve for your Texas homeowner, business or church property damage claim, or injury
From: Steve Mostyn
3810 W. Alabama downtown Houston
Friday, 8:47 p.m.
I wonder if this idiot pair live in White’s neighborhood where he got a really big tax break and neglecting to tell the neighbors
In 2003, Gov. Perry led the effort to pass sweeping lawsuit reforms so that innocent employers could put their money into job growth rather than damage awards. In 2005, Gov. Perry signed a law cracking down on junk asbestos claims that were forcing innocent employers into bankruptcy and putting thousands of people out of work. He also signed a law to prevent trial lawyers from suing restaurants on the charge of obesity-related health problems, and another to stop venue-shopping which had allowed lawyers to sue dredging companies in hostile forums hundreds of miles away from the site of their operations. A leading economist projected that 240,000 new jobs would eventually be created as a result of these reforms.
That's not editorializing, that's journalism.
Just one more reason to hate ambulance chasers.
These fools have never seen a hard-right Republican in their miserable lives. I do hope they mortgaged their homes though.
From his Bar Page:
Public Disciplinary History
State of Texas*
Sanction Date of Entry Sanction Date
Start - End Probation Date
Start - End
Public Reprimand 04/10/2003
If this isn’t an ambulance chaser I never saw one.
Willingness to post this kind of money is a sure indicator of how easily it was gotten.
Ain’t none of them worth a dime.
Trial lawyers are so highly revered in Texas! /s/
That alone will hap Perry.