Thursday, October 21, 2010

In a likely case of GOP voters balking at a Hispanic name, David Porter overcame a huge funding advantage to knockout incumbent Texas Railroad Commissioner Victor Carrillo in the March primary.

Lobby Watch reviews Porter's previous role in spending piles of Leininger cash to back Mark Williams--a failed challenger to Rep. Tommy Merritt in the 2006 GOP Primary. It may have been Texas' best-documented case of a candidate operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of a single PAC, consultant and donor.

Read about this railroad Porter and that bizarre 2006 race in the new Lobby Watch.