Thursday, January 16, 2020

Raising Campaign Cash: House District 28

There is a special election for House District 28 between Elizabeth Markowitz and Gary Gates. Here are the results of campaign funds per the Texas Ethics Commission:

CANDIDATECOHRaisedSpentLoans
Markowitz$118,308$244,460$240,034$0
Gates$59,934$24,906$323,355$1,526,100

Notice that Markowitz out raised Gates 10 to 1. Gates had to depend on his own pocket book putting in almost $500,000 in this last reporting period with a total of $1,526,100 spent to win this race. I've said this before:
Gary Gates is one of those guys who runs for office, over, and over, and over again. He is also very wealthy, wealthy like Texas Representative Money Mayes MiddletonKathaleen Wall, or Tony Buzbee. 
It hasn't worked for Gates in the past. In 2005 he began loaning himself money and spending from his own pocket in a race for State Senator District 18. He lost. In 2014 he ran again, this time loaning himself $1.7 Million. He lost. In 2016 be ran for Railroad Commissioner loaning himself about $4.5 Million. He lost. 
Gates is just another Tony Buzbee. Rich. Politically ignorant.

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