Saturday, June 25, 2005

Records: TAB officials wished to sway races - Records: TAB officials wished to sway races: "Documents released in a civil lawsuit Friday show that Texas Association of Business officials were trying to influence the outcome of state House races when they ran a $1.7 million 'voter education project' paid for with corporate money.

'Of the nine incumbents ... we went after, seven were defeated. This is huge news,' a TAB executive said in a 2002 e-mail the day after the group helped Republicans win control of the Texas House for the first time since Reconstruction.

TAB officials have claimed that their corporate spending was meant to educate voters, not affect elections."


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