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2005-May-26

BREAKING NEWS! Judge rules against Texans for a Republican Majority

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from http://www.traviscountydemocrats.org/fullstory.php?artid=911&db=current_issues

Judge rules against Texans for a Republican Majority

Political action committee must pay $196,660 to five Democrats.

AUSTIN, Thursday, May 26, 9:40 a.m. — State District Judge Joe Hart ruled Thursday that Texans for a Republican Majority violated state campaign law when it failed to disclose more than a half-million dollars in corporate contributions during the 2002 state legislative elections.

Hart, however, said the plaintiffs could only collect for damages in their campaigns. He awarded $196,660 to the five Democratic candidates who lost in 2002. Included in that total was an $87,332 award to formerstate Rep. Ann Kitchen of Austin.

Five Democratic candidates sued Bill Ceverha, treasurer for Texans for a Republican Majority …

read more at http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/content/metro/stories/05/26trmpac.html

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