Saturday, June 3, 2017

#TXLEGE: Charlie Geren marries Karl Rove crony....

From Left to Right: Kelly Hancock, Geanie Morrison, Carol Alvarado, Kel Seliger, Charlie Geren, the New Mrs. Geren, Joe Straus, Drew Darby, and Four Price.

Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.”
1 Corinthians 15:33

Via Carol Alvarado's (natch) twitter:

Mindy Geren (nee. Elmer) is a well known lobbyist around the Capitol.  During the past legislative session, Geren and Elmer were accused of conflicts of interest related to legislation he was carrying and her position as an AT&T lobbyist.  In fairness to the Gerens, this website thinks those specific accusations are an exaggerated nothing-burger.  [Update 3/1/2018: Given everything we've learned during the 2018 primary campaign, we retract the crossed out sentence and want to emphasize that Charlie Geren is such a sociopath that there's nothing we'd put past him.]

That being said, when a bill to close a loophole that allows lobbyists to hide how much they're spending to wine and dine legislators dies in committee, it does strike one as notable when the bill author marries a lobbyist the day after sine die:

But our favorite Mindy Geren story, including her close connections with Karl Rove, can be viewed here.

Bottom Line: We suppose that, on a personal level, we wish the Gerens the best....


  1. Adam, in the interest of transparency, join me in advocating for requiring the people who are required to register as lobbyists to actually do so. No exceptions.

  2. Re: Pojman. No one should be required to register as a lobbyist. None of the govt's business!! Or anyone else's!!


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