Comments: State House Updates

When is some source going to finally report the fact that Ray Allen hasn't lived in his district in months? He lives in Austin amost full time with his 20-something committee clerk. He is unethical and a general scumbag.

Posted by ZW Air at September 24, 2004 01:33 PM

I don't see eye to eye with Stick, but he is my rep and he hasn't been all bad. That being said, his refusal to return this money is depressing and inexcusable. The only thing I can figure is that he needs it because his race is so competitive. It is a big chunk of change (about $50K) and his war chest is kinda small as of the last filing period: He had raised about 121K and spent 50K of that. According to the Austin Chroncile this puts him 100K behind Strama.

Posted by utlaw guy at September 24, 2004 02:42 PM

I don't see eye to eye with Stick, but he is my rep and he hasn't been all bad.

The guy is worthless. Instead of voting the interests of Austin (or redistricting and other issues), he served as a yes-man to Craddick and DeLay last session. He had no experience in Austin politics prior to being a state rep, and only won his seat by squeaking into a GOP runoff and got by on the anti-Bob Richardson voter, then beat a lackluster Dem opponent in a good GOP year. Unlike Keel or Baxter, Stick has no real base, and that's why most analyists say this is one of Dems top two or three pick up opportunities this cycle.

Posted by Byron L at September 24, 2004 07:53 PM

The only thing I can figure is that he needs it because his race is so competitive.

Oh, well, that makes it okay then. Even if it was illegally raised and there are felony indictments against the guys he got it from. He needs it to get re-elected, so no prob...

Posted by melior at September 25, 2004 12:46 AM
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