|The title does not refer to Stickland's weight. But you can see he does like Texas Land & Cattle|
I have spent some time going over the latest ethics reports that were published by the Texas Ethics Commission July 15th. Lot’s of numbers to say the least. One report jumped out at me though. It looks like Jonathan Stickland loaned himself $125,000.00 on June 25, 2013.
Lots of candidates and office holders loan their campaigns money, it is legal and generally shows a confidence in your campaign. If a candidate is willing to spend their own money then it generally means they believe they are in a good position to be reelected.
So why am I bringing this up? Jonathan did not graduate from high school. He did not graduate from college and he spent most of his life prior to being elected a State Representative as a bug exterminator. Hey we need bug exterminators don’t we?
After winning the Republican primary and basically being the Represeantive elect Jonathan decided he had enough of bugs and started his own oil and gas consulting services company. This is a guy who had no prior experience in the oil & gas business that I am aware of. Yet he is doing well enough that he can loan his campaign $125,000.00? Something does not smell right. Who are his clients and what exactly is Mr. Stickland doing to make all this money? What services does he offer?
I also noticed that Mr. Stickland spent a lot of time and money at a swanky downtown steakhouse – the Austin Land and Cattle Company. (This is the same place Lt. Governor David Dewhurst spends a lot of time at.) As far as I can tell he spent over $1,1667 at the establishment during session. His smallest bill was over $100.00. That is a lot of steak and remember, this is campaign money, not his personal money.
If Jonathan or anyone else for that matter would like to set the record straight or fill me in please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to figuring this out and will keep my readers filled in.
Til next time – Adios Mofo!