May 16, 2018      5:04 PM
Patrick campaign: Straus laundered contributions through groups like ART
The accusation is that Straus was putting his money into allied organizations to keep himself from being an issue for members; Blakemore said: “Primary voters know that ‘responsible Republican’ is just a code word for ‘liberal Republican’”
Gov. Dan Patrick’s campaign on Wednesday
lashed out at Texas House Speaker Joe
Straus over the retiring presiding officer’s investment in defending House
members in the Republican primary.
“had to launder his campaign contributions through large PACs so his
involvement wouldn’t hurt the candidates he was supporting,” said Allen Blakemore, campaign strategist for
Straus’ campaign had touted the fact that he kept his word to defend “serious,
thoughtful Republican legislators” in their races by contributing $1 million so
far this year.
By Scott Braddock