The question in the Texas governor's race has become even more obvious with time-- when will even the reddest of Republicans acknowledge what has become very obvious-- Greg Abbott lacks the judgment needed for any public office, even the one he now holds.
It's bad enough he has palled around with the moral mess that is Ted Nugent. It is even more horrific that he used the views of a white supremest to support his views on education.
And now this.
Here's part of what the Huffington Post is reporting:
A key strategist of Abbott's campaign team is a confessed criminal who admitted money laundering to circumvent Texas campaign finance laws. John Colyandro, who began his political career writing direct mail pieces for Karl Rove, is Abbott's director of policy. He was also a central figure in a scheme that funneled corporate dollars into Texas legislative campaigns in violation of state law.Here's more:
Colyandro, in fact, admitted in a November 2012 plea bargain that he executed an exchange of $190,000 in corporate cash with the Republican National Committee (RNC) to get around the Texas law that prohibits corporations from making direct contributions to political campaigns. The money was sent to the RNC and then the exact amount was returned by the organization for distribution to Texas GOP candidates.
Colyandro had been indicted, along with former House Majority Leader Tom Delay and his political operative Jim Ellis, in what the Travis County district attorney described as a "campaign finance conspiracy." The indictment listed 13 counts of "unlawful acceptance of a corporate political contribution," and included felony charges for a "criminal conspiracy" to violate Texas election law in the 2002 state legislative elections. Colyandro had been selected by Delay to run Texans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee (TRMPAC) when the plan was devised to skirt election-funding regulations. He negotiated a guilty plea to lesser charges and was fined $8,000 and placed on probation.And this is Greg Abbott's director of policy? Did Abbott even bother to perform even the most elementary background check before bringing him on?
I wonder. If anything, Abbott has proven once again that he lacks the judgment needed from any public official, even for the office Abbott currently holds.
I now wonder when even the reddest of Republicans will finally knowledge how fatally flawed Greg Abbott is and vote to elect Wendy Davis governor.
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