Friday, October 30, 2015

Karen Rove, Joe Straus, and Prop. 7

Joe Straus at a pro-Prop 7 event in San Antonio earlier this fall

"Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished,
But he who gathers by labor will increase.
Proverbs 13:11

Last week, we mentioned that Karen Rove, Karl Rove's wife, was heading one of the pro-Prop. 7 PAC's; that story just got more interesting.

Yesterday afternoon, we received a phone call from a source in Joe Straus' district who informed us that many people in the district have received mailers them this week.  The mailers are designed to make Straus appear in lockstep with Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Patrick.  See them below:

Regardless of where else this mailer goes, it does seem interesting that the "Texas Infrastructure Now" PAC wants people in Joe Straus' district to know that Joe Straus is 'just like' Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Patrick.

Bottom Line: While Prop. 7 might remain the least bad way to realistically fund transportation, we find it striking that a PAC run by Karl Rove's wife is using that popular issue to lay down cover fire for Joe Straus in his district....

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