(Austin, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC issued the following statement today on behalf of former President Abraham Lincoln whose name and picture are being exploited on campaign materials distributed by Sen. Jeff Wentworth. TLR PAC spokesman Sherry Sylvester said:
“Sen. Wentworth’s use of Lincoln’s name and image on campaign materials that include false information about TLR goes beyond the obvious irony of “Honest Abe.” Lincoln abhorred lawsuit abuse and would be appalled to learn that his name had been appropriated by Sen. Wentworth, who has received over $874,306 in campaign contributions from personal injury trial lawyers. In his current re-election campaign, fully 42% of his contributions ($649,336) are from personal injury trial lawyers.
(Austin, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC issued the following statement today in response to a recent mail piece from Sen. Jeff Wentworth that includes a blatant inaccuracy regarding TLR PAC’s campaign contributions:
Jeff Wentworth’s most recent “Abraham Lincoln” mail piece falsely states that ‘…special interest groups from Houston have pumped $3 million into her [Elizabeth Ames Jones] campaign…’ In fact, TLR PAC’s contributions to Jones are just about equal to personal injury trial lawyer contributions to Wentworth. TLR PAC has given Jones a total $690,250.60, while personal injury trial lawyers have given Wentworth $649,336.64.
(Austin, TX) TLR Co-Founder & CEO Dick Weekley issued the following statement today on Sen. Jeff Wentworth’s campaign finance report just filed with the Texas Ethics Commission:
“We were not surprised to find $626,830 in trial lawyer contributions on Sen. Wentworth’s 8-Day report yesterday, from a deceptively named political action committee funded by liberal Democratic plaintiff lawyers including Steve Mostyn, Mikal Watts and Baron & Budd.
(Austin, TX) Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC today affirmed their support of State. Rep. Larry Taylor, candidate for Senate District 11, and denounced the deceptive tactics of Houston hurricane lawyer Steve Mostyn, who funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions to Taylor’s opponent largely through deceptively named groups. TLR PAC spokeswoman, Sherry Sylvester, said today:
“Let’s be absolutely clear. Steve Mostyn is opposing Larry Taylor because he was a leader in reining in excessive trial lawyer fees in hurricane lawsuits. Mostyn is funneling campaign contributions through cleverly named groups like Texans for Insurance Reform and “Conservative Voters” of Texas in an effort to deceive Republican primary voters into thinking that he is interested in something besides electing legislators who will push for more opportunities to sue.”