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PRI MARI ES
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THESE 3 MEN WANT TO REPLACE DAN BRANCH;
WHO WILL REPUBLICANS CHOOSE? 10-14
10 MARCH 2014
Court Alley: $104,743
EXPENDITURES
CASH ON HAND (As of Jan. 23)
$0 $100K $200K $300K $400K $500K $600K $700K
$0 $100K $200K $300K $400K $500K $600K $700K
Court Alley
1. Richard Rogers .............. $10,000
2. Ellen Flowers .................... $7,500
3. William Dunn ....................$5,551
T4. Roy Cofee ..................... $5,000
T4. Joe Colonnetta ............. $5,000
T4. Kimberly Colonnetta .. $5,000
T4. Daniel Madeley ............ $5,000
T4. William Ward ............... $5,000
9. Debbie Dunlap ................. $3,000
10. Accountability
First PAC ................................ $2,855
Morgan Meyer
1. Howard Crow ................ $25,000
2. H.R. Perot Jr................... $25,000
3. Robert B. Rowling ......... $25,000
T4. Albert Huddleston ..... $10,000
T4. Morgan Meyer ............ $10,000
T6. Bracewell & Giuliani
Committee PAC................... $5,000
T6. Lisa Fichtel .................... $5,000
T6. Natalie John .................. $5,000
T6. Henry Ross Perot III ... $5,000
T6. Ryan Rogers .................. $5,000
T6. Brian Twomey .............. $5,000
Chart Westcott
1. Westcott LLC
*
................ $46,592
2. Carl Westcott ................. $35,000
T3. Lamar Loe ................... $25,000
T3. Jimmy Westcott ......... $25,000
5. Commodore Partners
*
.. $16,810
6. Court Westcott ...............$15,000
7. Michael Smartt ...............$14,000
T8. John Adams ................ $10,000
T8. J. Baxter Brinkmann . $10,000
T10. D. Andrew Beal ........... $5,000
T10. Susan Beard ................. $5,000
T10. Sally Jordan ................. $5,000
T10. Jack Knox .................... $5,000
T10. Penny Loyd .................. $5,000
T10. A. Mack Pogue ............ $5,000
T10. Rod Rohrich ................ $5,000
T10. Lee Ann White ........... $5,000
T10. Kathryn Woods .......... $5,000
T= Tie
* in-kind contributions
NOTE: The numbers on this page
dont reect contributions from
the rst half of 2013.
CHARTS & I LLUSTRATI ON
BY RI CK LOPEZ
BI GGEST
CONTRI BUTORS
SPECI AL REPORT
THEYRE IN
THE MONEY!
Three Republicans are trying to replace Dan Branch as District 108s representative in the
Texas House. Well prole each of these men on the following pages. In the meantime, lets
take a look at their campaigns nances. These numbers are based on reports they led with
the Texas Ethics Commission, covering activity between July 1 and Jan. 23.
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8 percent of
court Alleys
contributions
came from
residents of
Conroe, TEXAS,
his wifes
hometown.
10 percent of
Morgan Meyers
contributions
came from
his law firm,
Bracewell &
Giuliani, AND
its employees.
37 percent
of Chart
Westcotts
contributions
came from
his immediate
family AND
companies they
own.
Contributions
SI DE- BY- SI DE COMPARI SONS
BY DAN KOLLER PEOPLE NEWSPAPERS
$0 $100K $200K $300K $400K $500K $600K $700K
Chart Westcott: $376,918
Morgan Meyer: $312,293
Chart Westcott: $659,851
Morgan Meyer: $152,778
Court Alley: $48,995
Chart Westcott: $395,512
Morgan Meyer: $186,200
Court Alley: $62,492
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11523 West Ricks Circle $4,150,000
Stunning soft Mediterranean contemporary
LEELEE GIOIA, 214-616-1791
Briggs Freeman Sothebys Intl Realty
7406 Northaven $865,000
Remodeled contemporary, 110 x 184 lot. 4/4/Pool
SANDY DONSKY, 972-733-5210
Ebby Halliday, Realtors
3417 Stanford $925,000
Wonderful location in the UP Fairway
LEANNE MCKINLEY, 214-681-3132
Allie Beth Allman & Associates
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4226 Delmar $365,000
Adorable updated 3/2 with granite, fabulous pool
CAROL STOREY, 214-707-1142
Briggs Freeman Sothebys Intl Realty
Dallas Finest Agents Networking for you
Premier Million-Dollar Service in Every Price Range
6878 Mossvine Circle $495,000
Northwood Hills Estates. 5 bdrms, 3 LAs & pool
MAYO REDPATH, 469-231-7592
Virginia Cook, Realtors
7639 Southwestern $1,285,000
Enjoy the benets of Caruth Homeplace in HPISD
JUDY SESSIONS, 214-354-5556
Briggs Freeman Sothebys Intl Realty
3536 Haynie $1,740,000
Updated UP home. Open & inviting. Detached qtrs.
PAULA SCOFIELD, 214-232-0562
Ebby Halliday, Realtors
6346 Northwood Road $1,099,000
Big lot! 4/5/5LA/3car/elevator
KAY WEEKS, 214-676-8230
Ebby Halliday, Realtors
7040 Brookshire Drive $795,000
Contemporary on creek lot. 4/3.1/2LA/2car/pool
LORI SPARKS, 214-680-6432
Virginia Cook, Realtors
9536 Larchcrest $299,900
Lake Ridge Estates classic cottage
SHELL STEGALL, 214-577-7676
Briggs Freeman Sothebys Intl Realty
4637 Alta Vista $899,999
4/3.5/3 LAs/pool & grill/updated throughout
ARLENE BALADY, 214-384-4118
Keller Williams
6229 Aberdeen $2,199,000
Allen Nixon custom, Interior by Cynthia Collins
GAYL BRAYMER, 214-906-2170
Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
6239 Park Lane $1,925,000
Beautiful home in the heart of Preston Hollow
PAM BRANNON, 214-912-1756
Briggs Freeman Sothebys Intl Realty
3924 Lovers Lane $1,269,000
Charming traditional. Many amenities. 5/5.1/3LA
CATHY ORR BARTON, 214-202-9537
Briggs Freeman Sothebys Intl Realty
Cairns Ranch $3,500,000
Located in Grand Lake, Colorado
KAREN FRY, 214-288-1391
Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
3946 Fairfax Avenue $1,199,000
Master down. Guest suite up in West HP area
BECKY FREY, 214-536-4727
Briggs Freeman Sothebys Intl Realty
4435 Southern $1,900,000
Exceptional 3-story Tudor Revival in Highland Park
VICKI FOSTER, 214-526-1848
Keller Williams Elite
4329 Taos Road $629,500
Soft Contemporary Bluffview cottage
PHYLLIS GLOVER, 972-380-7606
Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
9226 Hathaway $4,295,000
1.78 acres, pool, tennis court
LINDA JORDAN HOBBS, 214-533-3732
Ebby Halliday, Realtors
3945 Wentwood $2,099,000
5/5.2/study/media/pool/light interior, open oor plan
MARGIE HARRIS, 214-460-7401
Allie Beth Allman & Associates
3101 Westminster $1,500,000
Exceptional 2006 construction in the Park Cities
DIANE GRUBER, 972-733-5206
Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
6421 Sondra $325,000
Austin stone in Lakewood Elementary, 1382 sq.ft.
DEBBIE INGRAM, 214-680-5353
Allie Beth Allman & Associates
1034 Lausanne $525,000
Incredibly restored & updated Tudor in Kessler Park
MARTY MARKS, 214-808-7887
Virginia Cook, Realtors
3822 Canot, Addison $365,000
Over 2500 sq.ft. with master down, 3 LAs
PEGGY JONES, 214-957-2282
Virginia Cook, Realtors
4041 Lomita Lane
Midway Hollow home on 75 x 152 lot
BLAIR HUDSON, 214-914-0499
Allie Beth Allman & Associates
3324 Amherst $1,497,000
6/5/Fmls/Den/Lib/Gmrm/Pool; Convenient to school
ANNE OLIVER, 214-957-7689
Allie Beth Allman & Associates
6322 Carrington Drive $2,450,000
Casually elegant in convenient gated community
RONDA NEEDHAM, 214-217-3520
Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
7010 Northwood Drive $519,000
Updated 3/2.1, single story home in Windsor Place
KATHY MYERS, 214-676-5823
Dave Perry-Miller & Associates
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By Dan Koller
People Newspapers
Court Alley is an admitted policy
wonk and political junkie.
I love talking about free trade, he
said. I love talking about gun control. I
love talking about the business and mar-
gins tax and all these other things people
just pray that you shut up about at par-
ties.
Hes also an old soul. In an email dis-
tributed by his campaign on Valentines
Day, Alleys wife recalled their sec-
ond date: he showed her Sergeant York,
a Gary Cooper lm from 1941 about a
World War I hero. She also mentioned a
video tribute to Ronald Reagan that Alley
created after the Republican icon died;
Alley was 24 years old at the time.
I have been passionate about poli-
tics since a very young age. I dont know
why, he said. Its just something that I
have seen as a very clear choice for me,
between Republican and Democrat, be-
tween conservative and liberal.
Such passion about politics is rare
among young people. Thats what
prompted Alley to create Brighter Dallas,
an organization that brought members of
Generation Y together to hear why poli-
tics matter. He says the group heard from
Sen. Ted Cruz and one-time Senate can-
didates Craig James and Tom Leppert,
among others.
Brighter Dallas is a political action
committee, because it occasionally do-
nated money to Republicans such as
Wade Emmert, when he ran for county
judge. But Alley said raising money for
candidates was never the point.
It was more about just trying to nd a
way for people to feel comfortable learn-
ing a little bit more about politics, he
said.
When it comes to raising money as a
candidate, Alley is at a distinct disadvan-
tage compared to his rivals. When he and
Chart Westcott led their semi-annual
campaign-nance reports in July, West-
cott held quite the upper hand: $736,560
to $17,200. (The elds third Republican,
Morgan Meyer, did not le a July report
because he had not yet appointed a cam-
paign treasurer.) The funding gap for the
reports led in January (see Page 10) was
not as wide but was still signicant.
Alleys contributions do include two
donations, totaling $2,855, from a PAC
called Accountability First. On Feb. 8, the
group was the subject of front-page sto-
ries in the San Antonio Express-News and
The Dallas Morning News, both of which
said the PAC aims to oust House Speak-
er Joe Strauss, a San Antonio Republican.
The Morning News story said Account-
ability First asks candidates to sign a six-
point Liberty Protection Pledge, with
provisions that include opposition to tax
increases and support for a tighter state
spending cap. The understanding is that
signees will not seek re-election if they
renege on any provisions of the pledge.
Reached by cell phone on Feb. 18
the rst day of early voting, when he was
greeting people at the polls Alley said
he could not recall whether he signed
that specic pledge.
Alley was one of ve kids raised by a
single mom, and he says he worked his
way through the University of Texas.
In an attempt to contrast himself with
Westcott, Alley likes to mention on the
campaign trail that he made money as
a teenager by mowing lawns and taking
jobs at Snider Plaza businesses such as
TCBY and Balls Hamburgers.
When it became clear that Dan Branch
was nally going to make a run for attor-
ney general, Alley went to the owner of
another Snider Plaza store, Vintage Liv-
ing. Lisa Luby Ryan had previously ex-
pressed interest in succeeding Branch,
and Alley encouraged her to give it a go.
But Ryan turned the tables on Alley
and convinced him that he should be the
candidate.
Court has worked his way up and
earned everything he has, she said. He
knows what its like to have a budget at
home. I think he will be a good steward
of my money and the states money.
Email dan.koller@
peoplenewspapers.com
Mary Clare and Court Alley chat with a potential voter on Feb. 15, three days before early voting began. EMMA REPPETO
Age: 34
Residence: Devonshire
Education: Graduate of Highland
Park High School and the
University of Texas at Austin
Family: Married Mary Clare
Madeley, a clinical psychologist, in
2010. They have a toddler son.
Church: Park Cities Presbyterian
Job: Owns Caruth Marketing
Service: Advisory boards for
Americas Future Foundation and
Think Ahead Group; block captain
for his neighborhood association
Politics: Volunteered for George
W. Bushs two presidential
campaigns and John Cornyns
2002 campaign for the U.S. Senate;
founded Brighter Dallas, a PAC
that aimed to engage young voters
Site: allforalley.com
BI OGRAPHY HE KNOWS WHAT
I T S LI KE TO HAVE A
BUDGET AT HOME. I
THI NK HE WI LL BE A
GOOD STEWARD OF
MY MONEY AND THE
STATE S MONEY.
LI SA LUBY RYAN
COURT ALLEY
Hes Had Lifelong Passion For GOP
2014
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MARCH 2014 13
By Dan Koller
People Newspapers
Ask Morgan Meyer why hes running
for ofce, and he answers without hesita-
tion: My kids.
Meyer and his wife, Keana, have three
children: Katharine, Elizabeth, and Ash-
er. If you live in District 108, then youve
seen their faces. Theyve appeared on
most of their dads campaign materials.
As a father of three and as a father
of one every day you look to make your
childs life better, Meyer said. And if I
have an opportunity to make the com-
munity within which my kids are grow-
ing up better, and provide our kids better
opportunities to succeed, then I have to
take that swing.
To me, it honestly is such an import-
ant job that I cant leave it up to some-
body else to do.
When discussing education, Meyer
says hes the only candidate in this pri-
mary with skin in the game, because
his daughters are students at Hyer Ele-
mentary. One of his rivals, Court Alley,
has a son who, like Meyers, is an infant;
the other, Chart Westcott, has no kids.
Meyer says he and his ve siblings, all
of whom hold postgraduate degrees, had
to earn scholarships and work their way
through school. In his case, such jobs in-
cluded digging ditches for a landscape
company and building doors in a factory.
These days, Meyer is a partner with
the Bracewell & Giuliani law rm, where
his colleagues include former U.S. Sen.
Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Hes the smart, hard-working leader
we can trust to protect our taxpayers and
families, Hutchison said in a statement
distributed by Meyers campaign.
Meyer is a member of the rms trial
group, representing businesses in litiga-
tion and appeals. He believes his 15 years
of experience as an attorney has pre-
pared him for a spot in the Legislature.
What I do currently is what I would
do in Austin, he said. I am the only can-
didate who would not need on-the-job
training.
One of his past clients is The Dallas
Morning News, which he represented in
an age-discrimination lawsuit that was
dismissed in 2011. When he lled out
the newspapers questionnaire, Meyer
said hed never been arrested. But he has
since admitted that, as a law student in
Virginia in 1997, he was taken into custo-
dy after refusing a breathalyzer test.
Meyer said he answered the news-
papers question with a no, after con-
sulting with the Morning News editorial
board, because rst refusal is a civil of-
fense in Virginia; the questionnaire was
focused on criminal matters.
Meyer and his rivals have echoed each
others policies at forums, but he has dis-
played some subtle diferences. When
asked about same-sex marriage, Meyer
said the voters have spoken. But, he add-
ed, government needs to stay out of it.
Im all about less government, and less
intrusion into our personal lives. The
other two candidates didnt go that far.
At another event, Marlise Muoz was
brought up. Meyer was the only candi-
date who seemed to say that the brain-
dead woman should have been kept on
life support, carrying her baby to term.
Our duty and our top priority is to
protect those who cant protect them-
selves, Meyer said. And so in this par-
ticular instance, certainly the familys
wishes need to be heard. But as a father
who has seen three sonograms, that has
been there for three births, I could not
imagine taking that step. There is abso-
lutely, positively, no way.
Despite the arrest confusion, the
Morning News endorsed Meyer, and he
believes voters will do the same.
I really do view this as a job inter-
view, he said. On this particular job in-
terview, my background experience of 15
years of ghting for small business inter-
ests, of personally being a father of three
and teaching Sunday school, of being on
the Hyer Dads Club executive board, all of
that type of stuf really does explain why
I truly am the best candidate for this job.
Email dan.koller@
peoplenewspapers.com
Morgan Meyer knocks on doors with his daughter on Feb. 15, three days before early voting began. MONI CA LAKE
Age: 39
Residence: University Park
Education: Graduate of Lubbock
High School and SMU; holds a law
degree from Washington and Lee
University
Family: Married Keana Bucher, a
model, in 2003. They have three
children.
Church: Highland Park UMC
Job: Partner at Bracewell &
Giuliani law rm
Service: Volunteers at free legal
clinics and with Lawyers Serving
Warriors; teaches Sunday school
Politics: Volunteered at the
Republican National Convention
in 1992; interned for U.S. Rep.
Larry Combest; delegate to state
GOP convention in 2006
Site: morganmeyerfortexas.com
BI OGRAPHY HE S THE SMART,
HARD-WORKI NG
LEADER WE CAN
TRUST TO PROTECT
OUR TAXPAYERS AND
FAMI LI ES.
KAY BAI LEY HUTCHI SON
MORGAN MEYER
He Aims to Improve Childrens Future
2014
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14 MARCH 2014
By Dan Koller
People Newspapers
Chart Westcott may be the youngest
candidate in the District 108 campaign,
but hes got his rivals beat when it comes
to experience in state government.
As the Texas chairman of the Nation-
al Association to Protect Children, he
lobbied for the passage of Alicias Law,
which provides police with resourc-
es to ght online sex predators. West-
cott has served on the nance commit-
tees for state Reps. Jason Villalba and
Ken Sheets. And Gov. Rick Perrys ofce
appointed him to the Texas Real Estate
Commission last year.
Im the only candidate who has al-
ready done what this job requires, which
is getting things done in Austin, West-
cott said.
When hes in Dallas, Westcott gets
things done as a partner and general
counsel of Commodore Partners, a pri-
vate equity company that focuses on in-
vestments in technology and real estate.
Its a subsidiary of Westcott LLC, the in-
vestment rm founded by his father, Carl
Westcott.
Chart cites his dads rags-to-riches
story as an inspiration for his campaign;
he wants to battle the liberals attack-
ing the American dream. But the candi-
dates detractors say hes never done any-
thing but work for his father.
If your dad had the accomplishments
my father had, and you were in a position
to learn from him, what would you do?
Westcott asked. As long as hes alive, I
treasure every minute with him that I
get to learn from him and soak up that 50
years of knowledge about business and
capitalism that only a handful of people
in this city have.
Those lobbing such criticisms are
mostly anonymous online commenters.
More impressive is the list of names en-
dorsing his candidacy, including U.S.
Rep. Pete Sessions, County Commission-
er Mike Cantrell, and State Board of Ed-
ucation member Tincy Miller.
He has a passion for our great coun-
try and for Texas, Miller said. He be-
lieves in the exceptionalism of America
and the strong work ethic that our coun-
try exemplies especially in Texas.
Our state is a magnet for the entrepre-
neur embracing our free-market system.
I see him as the next Reagan Conserva-
tive generation.
But Ronald Reagan is not the Califor-
nia governor who is often brought up
by those pesky commenters. They focus
on Westcotts $2,500 donation to Jer-
ry Brown, a liberal among Democrats,
in 2010 the same year his parents and
brother gave Brown $110,100 combined.
Westcott has disavowed his donation,
which he attributes solely to his fathers
40-year friendship with the governor.
We have no interests in California,
aside from a vacation home. And we cer-
tainly dont share his politics, he said. I
personally regret the donation I made. It
was a mistake. And if I had to do it over
again, I wouldnt do it.
Another thing Westcott has said he
wont do again is drink. When asked why
he has a probationary law license, the
candidate said he decided to give up al-
cohol four years ago.
There was no specic incident pe-
riod that led to that decision, he said.
Much like George W. Bush, I just decid-
ed that my life would be better of with-
out it.
Westcott said he was given a proba-
tionary license because he disclosed his
decision to stop drinking. As long as he
continues to abstain, he said, the proba-
tionary status will be lifted in June.
By then, Westcott hopes to be the Re-
publican nominee in District 108, tasked
with defeating Democrat Leigh Bailey.
Texas is the shining star of the nation
right now, and its very important that it
stay that way, he said. Because we are
so successful as a state, there is sort of
this desire to change that narrative by
liberals and Democrats, to take us down
a notch. Its not working as well as they
think it is.
Email dan.koller@
peoplenewspapers.com
Chart Westcott chats with a potential voter on Feb. 15, three days before early voting began. CHRI S MCGATHEY
Age: 28
Residence: M Streets
Education: Graduate of Greenhill
School and Vanderbilt University;
holds a law degree from SMU
Church: Highland Park UMC
Job: Partner and general counsel
of Commodore Partners, a private
equity company
Service: Texas chairman of the
National Association to Protect
Children; member of the Texas
Real Estate Commission; founded
the JFK Day of Service last year
Politics: Dallas chairman of Young
Americans for Romney; founded
the Conservative Values Coalition
PAC; chaired the 2013 Reagan
Day Dinner for the Dallas County
Republican Party
Site: chartwestcott.com
BI OGRAPHY HE BELI EVES I N THE
EXCEPTI ONALI SM
OF AMERI CA AND
THE STRONG WORK
ETHI C OUR COUNTRY
EXEMPLI FI ES
ESPECI ALLY I N
TEXAS.
TI NCY MI LLER
CHART WESTCOTT
He Wants to Protect American Dream
2014
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MARCH 2014 15
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was extensively remodeled by Nicky Oates in
2008.
The park-like grounds designed by Har-
old Leidner provide a lush backdrop for the
residence which enjoys an expansive oor
plan and impressive interior and exterior ar-
chitectural details. The home features ve
bedrooms, eight full baths and one half bath,
ve living areas two dining areas and a gour-
met kitchen appointed with superior appli-
ances.
The inviting entertaining area in the rear
of the property includes the colonnade of of
the family room and breakfast area, a large
pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen with full gas
range, Lynx grill and outdoor sink.
An arbor and well maintained tennis
court complete the back area of the estate.
Details too numerous to mention, a 1.7 acre
lot and stunning architectural design are
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2014
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Carona Fends Off Numerous Attacks From Hufnes
By Dan Koller
People Newspapers
John Carona, a resident of Pres-
ton Hollow, is facing a challenge
from a fellow Republican for the rst
time since he was elected to the Tex-
as Senate in 1996. And challenge
doesnt begin to describe it. The
foundation of Highland Park resi-
dent Don Huffines campaign has
been negative ads attacking Carona.
Heres a look at some of Huf nes ac-
cusations and Caronas responses.
OPPONENTS ON THE I SSUES
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Huf nes accusation: Huf nes labels
Carona a career politican, because
he was rst elected in 1990; Carona served
in the Texas House before securing his
Senate seat. (This is the rst campaign for
Huf nes, a real estate developer.)
Caronas response: Carona points out
that serving in the Legislature is a part-
time job, one that he does while also
running Associa, the nations largest
manager of homeowners associations.
The Texas Legislature is a citizen
legislature, Carona said. Perhaps he
doesnt understand that we only meet
every other year, for 140 days.
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Huf nes accusation: Huf nes says
Carona tried to rename Interstate 20
to honor President Barack Obama.
Caronas response: Carona said the bill
was authored by Sen. Royce West, in
whose district a portion of the highway
would have been renamed, shortly after
Obama was elected. As Transportation
Committee chairman, Carona brought the
bill to a hearing to gauge support. There
was so little support that, out of respect
for Senator West, I did not even call a vote
on the issue, he said.
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Huf nes accusation: Huf nes says
Carona is too liberal and points out
that he has donated money to Democrats,
including West and Sen. Judith Zaf rini.
Caronas response: When you look
at these things from the vantage of Mr.
Huf nes, who is a Ron Paul Libertarian,
everybody up here is liberal. Carona
maintains that hes a traditional
conservative, but one who realizes
that Republicans often have to reach
across party lines. One of things that
makes Texas government work so much
better than Washington is that, while we
certainly have ideological diferences with
one another, we are civil and respectful.
Don Huf nes
has lled our
mailboxes
with anti-
Carona iers.