July 02, 2002
Campaign finance reform the hard way

Campaign finance reform the hard way The implosion of various companies has hit politicians in the wallet, as several Texas candidates line up to divest themselves of tainted WorldCom money.

Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who has already forfeited $85,000 in campaign contributions from failed energy giant Enron, has decided he won't keep a $10,000 contribution from WorldCom Inc.

"We will not keep the funds," said Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan. "We are looking for alternatives rather than return the money to the company."

Other candidates who will be donating WorldCom funds include GOP Senate candidate John Cornyn ($5000), GOP Attorney General candidate Greg Abbott ($3000) and incumbent GOP Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander ($4500). The article did not indicate if any Democratic candidates are in the same position.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 02, 2002 to The great state of Texas