Campaign Reports, Again
The City of H-Town campaign contribution and expenditure reports were due this past Monday and it is Wednesday morning and Commentary still can’t find the report from Cong. Sheila Jackson Lee (SJL) Campaign for Mayor. The featured photo is the City Secretary webpage of the candidates who have filed their reports. No SJL.
I asked the City Secretary’s office yesterday and this morning about the missing SJL report and they told me yesterday and this morning that there are some issues with uploading the document. I asked if the problem was on the City Secretary office end or the SJL campaign end and they said a little bit of both.
Interesting in that SJL made her reports available to the Houston Chronicle and Houston Landing but not the public. No other campaign seemed to have had a problem uploading their report. Oh, well and stay tuned.
This is way too funny. From the Trib:
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who is presiding over the impeachment trial of suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton, received $3 million in campaign support last month from a top group campaigning against Paxton’s impeachment.
In a campaign-finance report published Tuesday, Patrick — who is not up for reelection until 2026 — reported a $1 million contribution and a $2 million loan from Defend Texas Liberty PAC. The political action committee was by far his biggest benefactor on the report, which covered Patrick’s fundraising from June 19-30. It was the first opportunity state officials had to fundraise since the House impeached Paxton in late May.
Patrick’s Senate has scheduled a trial to begin Sept. 5 to determine whether to permanently remove Paxton from office. Patrick has been acting as presiding officer of the trial — effectively the judge — and the fundraising period partially overlapped with the Senate’s deliberations over the trial rules. The chamber approved the rules June 21.
The news of the PAC’s financial support came the day after Patrick followed through on a requirement in the rules and issued a sweeping gag order on all parties involved in the trial.
Advantage crook Paxton. Don’t you think?
Mauricio Dubón is 29 today. Happy Birthday, Mauricio!
We lost last night.