March 24, 2005
Earth to Sylvester!

While Rep. Sylvester Turner inexplicably carried forward a campaign finance-weakening bill on behalf of an anonymous colleague, twenty-five of his Republican friends were signing on to support a real campaign finance reform bill.

So far 36 House members, including nine Democrats and 27 Republicans, are backing House Bill 1348 by Reps. Craig Eiland, D-Galveston, and Todd Smith, R-Euless.

But [Fred Lewis with Campaigns for People] credits Rep. Terry Keel, R-Austin, with helping round up support among his fellow Republicans.

“We have more than a fifth of the House signed off (on the bill),” Lewis said. “And we haven’t worked the Democrats yet because we know they understand the issue after the 2002 election.”

Fred, may I nominate the first Democrat you should talk to?

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 24, 2005 to That's our Lege | TrackBack

Turner must be watching which way the axe swings at a certain local station, considering the players.

Posted by: Laurence Simon on March 24, 2005 5:32 PM