Thursday, May 31, 2012

Michael Quinn Sullivan's non-profit organization, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, is the first Texas non-profit organization to pay for campaign adds and hide the identity of its donors. The widely criticized 'Citizen's United' Supreme Court ruling freed groups like Sullivans to raise and spend unlimited amounts on political campaigns without disclosing the people or corporations who paid the bill. Reports indicate Sullivan spent at least $241,000 on campaign ads -- much of it to defeat Speaker Joe Straus -- in the recent primary.
Read Patricia Kilday Hart's column on the Sullivan-Straus battle at the Houston Chronicle.