GOVT HW 2.docx - Political contributions your elected officials and the Texas Ethics Commission 1 Identify the names of parties of your state

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Political contributions, your elected officials, and the Texas Ethics Commission 1) Identify the names of parties of your state representative and state senator. Texas Senator Joan Huffman and State Representative Jim Murphy both are Republicans. 2) For each of them, who were their 5 biggest contributors over the report? What kinds of businesses/individuals seemed to contribute most? Biggest Contributors for Joan Huffman: LOCKE LORD LLP TEXAS LAND TITLE ASSOCIATION PAC TEXAS APARTMENT ASSOCIATION PAC TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS PAC TX FRIENDS OF TIME WARNER CABLE Biggest Contributors for Jim Murphy: AT&T Texas PAC Trepac/Texas Association of Realtors Political Action Committee Texas Cornerstone Credit Union League Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association Political Action Committee Silver Eagle Distributors Real Estate Business, Credit Unions and Law Firms seemed to contribute the most for their campaigns. 3) What were the 5 biggest expenses? Did it seem to you that the elected officials spent most of the recent contributions or did they appear to spend some and “bank” the rest? Biggest Expenses for both Joan Huffman and Jim Murphy: Travel out Salaries Donations Gifts Fees No, it seems that elected officials didn’t spent most of their recent contributions. They spent some and bank the rest.
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