But this year was different. Governor Greg Abbott called legislators back to Austin this summer from July 18 – August 15 for a “Special Session” to address what Gov. Abbott considered unfinished business from the regular session. Unlike the regular session, there was no moratorium on politicians receiving donations during the special session. They could legally take money from those in Austin seeking to influence legislation. Some lawmakers publicly announced they wouldn’t take donations during the special session, while others remained silent. Several prominent elected officials took donations up until the day before the special session began, and then turned off the flow of money once the session began.
Charles Doc Anderson
House of Representatives (R)
$55,621Cash on Hand
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|$5,100.00||Texas Veterinary Medical Assn. PAC|
|$3,500.00||Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC|
|$3,000.00||Associated General Contractors of Texas PAC|
|$3,000.00||KW And Mary Sorley|
|$3,000.00||Texas Solutions Group|
|$2,500.00||Francis Bushnell Jr|
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|$44,600.00||Todd Smith & Associates|
|$11,057.00||Wishlist Direct / VoterDirect Texas|
|$6,556.00||Lamar Outdoor Advertising|
|$4,656.02||Charles "Doc" Anderson DVM|
|$4,275.00||Strategic Media Placement|
|$2,340.60||Texas House Accounting Department|
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The Texas Association of REALTORS and their associated PACs are arguably the most well-funded in the state, as more money passed through them in the 2016 election cycle than any other PAC. The Realtors are also one of the most well-known interest groups in Austin, and have been for years.
Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) is in the business of electing politicians who will vote “correctly” on lawsuit & tort reform issues, while not rocking the boat in the Capitol. They’ve become one of the most powerful and well-known PACs in the state using this model, and show no signs of changing their game plan.