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Trivia Tidbit of the Day: Part 540 -- Trial Lawyers Own The Texas Democratic Party
There Is No Texas Democratic Party; Just A Trial Lawyer Lobby-
Republicans in Texas are under almost constant fire from the media, from liberal interest groups, and from Democrats for raising too much money from big donors like Bob Perry or Jim Leininger.
What about the Democrats?
Well, we learned this week that the Texas Democrats have no intention of giving back or donating to charity the 100 grand they received from Houston fraudster Allen Stanford.
If they gave back Stanford's money, it might boost the percentage of their money from trial lawyers from 87% to more like 90%. As it is, trial lawyers own the Democratic Party in Texas. They also own various offshoots that threw inordinate amounts of cash at their legislative candidates.
2008 Election Cycle Trial Lawyer Contributions:
In the Texas legislative race I ran last year, our Democrat opponent received a staggering amount of money from a tiny number of out-of-district trial lawyers, including some infamous ones (such as the guy who paid John Edwards' mistress that hush money, Fred Baron. Baron actually passed away right before the election).
Trial lawyers are a big player nationally, to be sure, but trial lawyers have almost entirely co-opted the Democratic Party in Texas, because Texas-- once overrun with frivolous lawsuits-- has become a beacon of successful tort reform over the past few years:
The good news is that Texas is improving its legal climate, and it's paying off. The bad news is that our newly emboldened leadership in Washington, DC seems poised to overturn many state-based reforms in favor of a standardized, federalized leftism.
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Posted by Will Franklin · 24 February 2009 04:56 PM
When do you stop bashing trial lawyers?
I stopped bashing them 15 years ago when I was screwed by a home builder and learned what little rights we have as consumers. You will learn this too when you get screwed..
Posted by: John Cobarruvias at February 25, 2009 09:11 PM