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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Follow the money

Former Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald is now running for the US Congressional seat in District 27. The Pre-Primary report submitted to the FEC on May 17, 2012 lists a $250 contribution from none other than James Carpenter. Readers of this blog know that the former Judge has been down this road before. Please see Opponents lob questions and Crunching data for McDonald’s campaign contribution history relating to the airport project.

One has to wonder just what favors Mr. Carpenter might expect should McDonald get elected and what other ‘friends’ the proposed CTA might have in Congress.

The proposed airport, located in District 10, is represented by Michael McCaul. A quick look at his contribution reports doesn’t show anything from Carpenter but does list several aviation related donations:

National Business Aviation Association Inc Political Action Committee (nbaa-Pac) - $500 on April 23, 2012

Boeing Political Action Committee - $1000 on October 12, 2011

American Airlines Political Action Committee - $1000 on December 30, 2011

Just what is McCaul’s position regarding the proposed CTA? Stay tuned . . .

McDonald campaign reports

McCaul campaign reports

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