Monday, April 18, 2011
Does Lilly Campaign Finance Report Reveal Vote Bias?
Ann Morgan Lilly's campaign finance report may reveal more than what the El Paso Times reported. Their Saturday front page headline story, PAC aids candidates: Group backs Lilly, Niland for council, states that $24,782 has gone to Lilly (District 1) and Niland (District 2). Lilly got the lion's share of it: $17,682. Here's what the Times didn't mention.
Remember that 7-1 vote to approve TxDOT's Transmountain plan. That was held on Tuesday, March 29. When did the PAC led by Woody Hunt, Robert Brown, Richard Castro, Steve DeGroat, Rick Francis, Paul Foster and Beto O'Rourke's father-in-law, Bill Sanders give money to Rep. Lilly's campaign? January 15 ($2,000/Consulting); February 15 ($2,000/Consulting and $5943.78/Signs; March 15 (3,000/Consulting and $4738.70/Mail)
$17,682.48 before March 15. Vote for TxDOT on March 29. BTW, at that same meeting, Rep. Byrd's amendments to remove Paseo del Norte or its overpass failed and Plexxar was added to the Master Thoroughfare Plan. (March 29th Agenda)
Here's Lilly's finance report:
Lilly Campaign Finance Report