The pro-Courthouse bond committee's 30-day campaign finance report is very revealing.
Gerald Daugherty is the only Republican on the Travis County Commissioner's Court (Page 9):
By Comparison, Daugherty's fellow Commissioner's Court member, County Judge Sarah Eckhardt (Page 10):
It's worth noting that the other three members of the Travis County Commissioner's Court (Ron Davis, Margaret Gomez, and Brigid Shea), to their credit, haven't given the pro-Courthouse committee a dime. Eckhardt's donation appears to be a token effort. In other words, Daugherty has donated literally TWENTY TIMES what the other four commissioners have donated COMBINED.
Next, let's compare Daugherty's donation to other well known figures around Travis County.
Former Austin City Council District 10 candidate (and Planned Parenthood Board Member) Mandy Dealy (Page 9):
University of Texas Regent David Beck (yes, THAT David Beck) (Page 5):
Disgraced Former University of Texas President Bill Powers (Page 16):
The total for those other four donations is $475.
Bottom Line: For Gerald Daugherty to have given more money to the pro-Courthouse committee than Sarah Eckhardt, Mandy Dealy, David Beck, and Bill Powers COMBINED is incredibly disappointing...but it's also something we needed to know.