Several Lubbock area movers and shakers withdraw from host committee for Governor reception

Several Lubbock area movers and shakers withdraw from host committee for Governor reception

By Matt Dotray / A-J Media

Some big names are no longer hosting a planned reception honoring Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday in Lubbock.

As of Monday afternoon, at least three couples are no longer part of the hosting committee — a committee that cost $10,000 to be a part of. As of late Monday the event was still planned.

Linda and George McMahan were taken off the list by the governor’s campaign staff because of questions George McMahan was raising on social media about the retirement of Texas Tech Chancellor Bob Duncan, and the Texas Tech Board of Regents contributions to the governor’s campaign. Once word got out that the McMahans were no longer invited, Carolyn and Delbert McDougal, as well as Pam and Marc McDougal, asked to be removed as well.

That now leaves 15 names on the host committee, including three of the five regents who sources have told A-J Media forced Duncan’s retirement through a no-confidence vote during an executive session at a meeting earlier this month.

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