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"… in which they outspent the * corporate contributors and defense lawyers.In Texas, pay to playFor years, no state has had a more notorious reputation for a …"

"… as had a more notorious reputation for a pay-to-play judicial process than Texas. According to a remarkable recent study by a public interest organization, …"

"… study by a public interest organization, Texans for Public Justice, the 10 Texas Supreme Court justices who faced an election from 1994 through 1998 raised …"

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"… sentatives, too. Soon after the Senate vote, Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, vowed to call a vote on a cloning bill before Memorial Day 1998, but it n …"

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"… has been accused of lax enforcement by EPA for the past few years. And the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, whose executive director Jeff Sa …"

"… ntarily clean up emissions from older sources. The Bush administration [in Texas] touted this as being a model, and the environmental community — I think …"

"… e Investment Corporation and is a member of the Fort Worth investment firm Texas Pacific Group.Binder has also been a senior fellow at the World Wildlife F …"

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"… he Buddhist Monastery fund-raiser was a “community outreach” event. Or Texas Gov. George W. Bush saying he is a “reformer with results,” when he ne …"

"… ingle speech or proposed a single initiative regarding political reform in Texas. I guess this is “spin” — I remember a time in this country when it …"

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"… e tobacco industry, and settlement talks began.First to settleMississippi, Texas, Florida and Minnesota settled first, for roughly $40 billion. The industr …"

"… . Critics claim the process of selecting lawyers was open to favoritism.In Texas, the five law firms that won $3.3 billion in fees for representing the sta …"

"… illion in fees for representing the state were all long-time donors to the Texas Democratic Party and to Attorney General Dan Morales. In 1998, members of …"

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"… hose filings are public. Three days later, Representative Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, a sponsor of 527 legislation over the summer, proposed similar exceptions …"

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"… s did his opponent, Vice President Al Gore, a Public i study has found.The Texas governor received $132,555, or roughly 13/100 of 1 percent of the more tha …"

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"… ed federal securities laws at least four times when he was a director of a Texas oil firm in the late 1980s and early 1990s, according to an internal gover …"

"… off a bank loan he had taken a year earlier for his minority stake in the Texas Rangers baseball team. In 1998 Bushs trust sold that stake for $16 million …"

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"… ers in California, Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Texas and Missouri.Many recognizable names of the Republican leadership, such as …"

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"… eritus, California Assembly), James K. Galbraith (economist, University of Texas), Celinda Lake (pollster, Lake Snell Perry) and Roger Hickey (Campaign for …"

"… mpra EnergyLocation: Cicada’s Restaurant“A Lonestar Celebration” for Texas delegates and invited guests, August 14, 8 p.m.-10p.m.Host: Representative …"

"… invited guests, August 14, 8 p.m.-10p.m.Host: Representative Martin Frost (Texas), Democratic Caucus chairmanSponsors: Philip Morris and 32 othersLocation: …"

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"… into races,” Haughton said, referring to House Majority Leader DeLay, R-Texas, and House Minority Leader Gephardt, D-Mo.“Those are the groups that sho …"

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"… nd undisclosed soft money contributions. House Majority Whip, Tom DeLay, R-Texas, has such a group: the Americans for Republican Majority. James Bopp, atto …"

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"… eeney, and two other union presidents urged Clinton to reject a request by Texas Gov. George W. Bush, a Republican, for federal permission to allow private …"

"… lican, for federal permission to allow private companies to manage several Texas welfare programs, which could have meant the loss of 5,000 public jobs. We …"

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"… never made a single political reform speech or proposal as the governor of Texas — to loosen the stranglehold Washington lobbyists and their clients have …"

"… elebrated CEO, Mr. Cheney.Over the past five years that Cheney has run the Texas-based company, as Knut Royce and Nathaniel Heller have found in the latest …"

"… ade $14.9 million, a 25-fold return on his investment of $606,302 when the Texas Rangers baseball team was sold. What made the company so much more valuabl …"

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"… Academic NetworkTexas Home School Coalition PAC  …"

"… ernor George W. Bush was inaugurated in 1995, he declared the state of the Texas judicial system to be an "emergency" situation, and pressed the legislatur …"

"… lawmakers obliged, to the delight of business leaders in the state. Today, Texas tort laws are among the toughest in the country. As Bush seeks the preside …"

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"… tive pedigree. He once was enlisted by House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, on the Joint Economic Committtee and worked for the Heritage Foundation. …"

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"… curities for a nice profit. That, in turn, helped finance his stake in the Texas Rangers baseball club and catapult him into the ranks of multimillionaires …"

"… also was a little benefit on the side. In 1994, when Bush was running for Texas governor, and scrambling for campaign cash, insiders in that health-care c …"

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"… Campaign, a 527 group formed by associates of Representative Tom DeLay, R-Texas, argues that the gift tax applicable in interest-group tax-exempt status w …"

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"… than the statehouse,” says a fund-raising Jan. 19 letter from Republican Texas Attorney General John Cornyn, who is an executive committee member of RAGA …"

"… ection lawsuits. A fund-raising letter to corporate givers from Cornyn, of Texas, said the following in describing the state lawsuit climate: “Some of th …"

"… ciations March 30-31 conference at the Barton Creek Resort outside Austin, Texas.Microsoft has antitrust litigation pending in 23 states.“Microsoft’s c …"

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"… policy adviser to Capitol Hill politicians in the 1980s. Born in the tiny Texas town of Maypearl, Choate earned a doctorate in economics from the Universi …"

"… including the Democratic Leadership Council, former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen of Texas, the Republican House Wednesday Group, and a variety of congressional lead …"

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"… le by a grant from The John and Florence Newman Foundation of San Antonio, Texas. …"

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"… on 1071, was led by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer (R-Texas), who said that the program offered extreme capital gains tax benefits to …"

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"… a day of primary elections in key states, brothers Sam and Charles Wyly, Texas billionaires, one a leading Bush fund-raiser, identified themselves as the …"

"… status, and the Christian Coalition of America, headquartered in Bedford, Texas. The Texas Christian Coalition had already received tax exempt status as a …"

"… d the Christian Coalition of America, headquartered in Bedford, Texas. The Texas Christian Coalition had already received tax exempt status as a©4 . It ha …"

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"… y 18, 2000 — When George W. Bush first embarked on a deal to buy the Texas Rangers professional baseball team in 1988, he already had his eye on the …"

"… resentatives. In 1989 he told Time magazine, "My biggest liability in Texas is the question, 'What's the boy ever done?' He could be ridin …"

"… gan in fall of 1988, when William O. DeWitt Jr., Bush’s partner in a Texas oil-and-gas exploration company called Spectrum 7, called to let him know …"

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"… s, has become his party’s presidential nominee. Earlier this year, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, leading all presidential contenders in public-opinion …"

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"… rmer-owned associations.In the summer of 1997 – as Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) was introducing his first legislation to curb tobacco overseas – the Sm …"

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"… ommerce, State, and Justice departments, authored by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas).“It bothers me that we want to stop American kids from smoking, yet we …"

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"… the federal government’s botched raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Texas-pulled together some reporting they had done previously on the subject, an …"

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"… rnia, Connecticut, Hawaii, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin), lawmakers must generally disclose a …"

"… t.STATERANKPOINT TOTALWashington198Alabama296Alaska395Hawaii491.5Arizona591Texas688Wisconsin688Virginia885.5New York985North Carolina1082.5Oregon1182Califo …"

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