You know those iffy charges from your last work trip that you decided not to include on your expense report because they’d probably get flagged by HR? Whether it was that $10 candy from the hotel mini-bar, a round of golf that wasn’t necessarily all business, or new underwear because you forgot to pack any, some expenses are more questionable (or embarrassing) than others.
District Court of Appeals (R)
$13,259Cash on Hand
View All Donors
|$6,500.00||Robyn and Embry Canterbury|
|$5,500.00||Cokinos Bosien & Young PC|
|$5,000.00||Baker Botts Amicus Fund|
|$5,000.00||Vinson & Elkins Texas PAC|
|$4,000.00||Norton Rose Fulbright Texas Committee|
|$4,000.00||Republican Party of Texas|
|$4,000.00||Yetter Coleman LLP|
View All Payees
|$186,115.29||Upstream Communications LP|
|$54,430.73||Dudley Group LLC|
|$17,653.25||Holland Taucher Consulting Group|
|$3,750.00||The What's Up Radio Program|
|$3,500.00||Aubrey R Taylor Communications|
|$2,852.39||Sprint 2 Print|
|$2,500.00||Fort Bend County GOP PAC|
There’s a lot of talk about Texas’ Big Three — Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and new Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen. Considered the three most powerful politicians in Austin, and all conservative Republicans, they made headlines when they declared in January that they would be working as a team to reform property taxes and the school finance system.
Although the seat has been held by Republicans since the early 1980’s, the demographics of this North Texas district have been shifting in favor of Democrats. Hillary Clinton won the district over Donald Trump by 4.7 percentage points, and Democrats are hopeful that Beto-mania will trickle down to help them flip this district to the blue column.