Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Chicago law firm that Attorney General Greg Abbott hired for Texas' latest redistricting fight has unusually close ties to one of Abbott's top contributors: Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons. Long before Abbott paid Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott hundreds of thousands of tax dollars, the firm reaped half of its total revenue by defending Simmons from toxic-tort claims.

Read about the Chicago boys who advise Simmons and Abbott in the new Lobby Watch.