The latest campaign finance reports reveal that the Texas Democrats who broke quorum collected $491,000 between their July 12 departure and the end of the first special session. Over 25 percent of that money came from out-of-state donors.
Texas State Senate District 3
$1,827,825Cash on Hand
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|$5,000.00||AT&T Inc. Texas Political Action Committee|
|$5,000.00||Charter Communications Inc Texas PAC|
|$5,000.00||James I Perkins|
|$5,000.00||Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC|
|$5,000.00||Texas REALTORS Political Action Committee|
|$5,000.00||Tilman & Paige Fertitta|
|$2,500.00||Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP|
|$1,500.00||Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson LLP|
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|$34,594.01||Department of US Treasury IRS|
|$12,000.00||Raconteur Media Company|
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From reports filed by the recipients of these funds, it appears these transactions originated from personal rather than campaign accounts.
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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.