Tonight, Thursday, September 22, 2016, a fundraiser was scheduled to be held to benefit State Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston RER42). The location was the home of John Nau, of Silver Eagle Distributors, in Houston. The special guest will be Speaker of the House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio RER0).
This isn’t the first time that the four-term Speaker has made an excursion into Davis’ district for a money party.
Davis is the most pro-abortion “Republican” under the pink dome. She’s never voted for any pro-life legislation and is endorsed, yearly, by Planned Parenthood.
Davis really stepped into prominence when she published an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle criticizing the GOP for its pro-life platform. She also appeared on MSNBC to defend the continued funding of Planned Parenthood from the Texas budget.
Davis is also the first “Republican” that has been endorsed by the pro-homosexual movement PAC, Equality Texas.
Straus, considered to be public enemy number one of the liberty movement in the Texas, and has been the target of grassroots efforts to remove him from the Speaker’s chair since 2011. He’s been masterful at hiding his history of being a supporter of Planned Parenthood. Although he routinely boasts of the pro-life legislation that has passed while he’s been speaker, as revealed by Jim Graham of Texas Right to Life in this RERhotclip, there has been no significant pro-life legislation passed during a regular session of the Texas legislature in 12 years and the four sessions of Straus’ Speakership. Any pro-life legislation has been passed during special or emergency sessions where Straus’ power is significantly diminished.
Straus, and other big GOP plutocratic donors listed as sponsors of the money party, are defying the Texas GOP Platform that prohibits financial assistance being provided to any candidate or officeholder that does not support the pro-life planks of the platform.
The usual suspects are listed as sponsors and attendees, with a few surprises on the list. It begins with the money party host, John Nau. Nau is a well-known funder of status quo Straus-ians, and was a huge donor to the challenger’s campaign against liberty movement champion State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford RER99) for the 2016 GOP primary back in March.
Right at the top of the list is Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR). One of the more influential PACs in the state, TLR is notorious for financing both GOP and Democrat candidates with the common thread being pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, and the plutocratic status quo of the Pink Dome. With TLR’s platinum level donation, the total donations toward Davis from TLR is quickly approaching $400,000 for her political career with tens of thousands of dollars personally being donated by TLR head, Dick Weekley of Weekley Homes.
The pile of big-money lobbyist listed as donors at the platinum ($5,000), gold ($2,500), silver ($1,000) and bronze ($500) levels will gross Davis approximately $100,000 from the money party.
Two of the individual donors to Davis’ treasury at the silver level that certainly raise eyebrows is Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and his wife Gwen A close friend of Straus, and considered the “toll road king” of Texas, Emmett has made his neo-morality leanings more visible with his cozy relationship with former Houston Mayor, Annise Parker, and his aggressive campaign to oust social conservative Jared Woodfill as the Harris County GOP Chair.
Strong Straus ally and financial sponsor, Red McCombs of San Antonio (yes, McCombs as in UT McCombs School of Business) pitched in at the gold level. McCombs is known for his automobile dealership empire, his interest in Clear Channel Communications, his past holdings of the San Antonio Spurs, and his involvement with the construction of the Circuit of the Americas Formula 1 track on the outskirts of Austin. Coupled with a gold level donation from Gulf States Toyota PAC, buying a Tesla in Texas may be denied to Texas consumers for another couple of legislative sessions.
University of Houston PAC made a gold level contribution, with U of H evangelist Welcome Wilson, Sr. coughing up an additional $1,000, himself at the silver level.
Apostle Claver gives a rundown of the prominent politicos that are listed as sponsors of the $$$ party scheduled to fill Davis’ campaign coffers with $100,000+.
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