Thursday, August 16, 2007

Mikal Watts' Good Government PAC Funds Republicans!

Although Watts' name only shows up in FEC filings as a Democratic donor (with the exception of a single $1,500 donation to a republican, he does seem to hedge his bets, with donations to the committees for Obama, Edwards, Richardson, and Biden so far), it seems that a little more research reveals over $1 million in contrubitions the Good Government Political Action Committee, which is housed in his law firm's Corpus Christi offices.

The Good Govermnent PAC contributed to...

2006

$2,500 to Rep. Toby Goodman, R-Arlington, an ally of Speaker Tom Craddick
$1,000 to Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford,another of Craddick's backers
$10,000 for Rep. Norma Chavez of El Paso, democrat, but Craddick supporter
$10,000 for Rep. Sylvester Turner of Houston
$1,000 to Rep. Kevin Bailey

2005
$15,000
to Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott,($5.6 million in his campaign account).

2004,
$125,000
from Watts to the Good Government PAC
($100,000 of it went to the Hillco Pac., the lobby vehicle that helps keep Craddick in office).

Watts' money apparently already has run U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson out of the race.

Where else is Watts' money going??

2 comments:

ProgressiveVoter said...

Good work. Can you calculate a percentage of funds from Watts that went to Republicans versus Democrats? If the percentage for Watts was even higher than the percentage of Noriega's contributions to Centerpoint Polical Action Committee, that would really nail Watts!

Anonymous said...

You call Norma Chavez a Craddick supporter (which she no longer is by the way along with Rose, Lucio, and Deshotel), but you don't refer to Turner or Bailey as Craddick Supporters (which they are in fact).