Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 
CARLOS CASCOS' PAY TO PLAY SCHEME
I copied this from a 2012, post.  I was checking which federal and state agencies were reading the BV today and found a Washington agency brought up this post.  Why?  I do not know.
 
 
"When Corpus Christi Judge Rose Vela was looking for an appointment to the Texas Supreme Court, her husband turned to a longtime friend and ally of Gov. Rick Perry: Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos.

But Filemon Vela said he was dismayed by what Cascos told him: He needed to publicly disavow his support of Perry rival Kay Bailey Hutchison, get on the Perry re-election bandwagon and give the governor some campaign money for his wife to even be considered."

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"Cascos acknowledged that he gave Filemon Vela advice on how his wife might become eligible for an appointment to the high court — including a recommendation that Filemon Vela endorse Perry and contribute to his campaign, he said.

Cascos said he acted alone, without direction from Perry or his aides, a subject of dispute."

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/region/legislature/stories/2009/12/10/1210appointment.html

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bobby cascos is the lesser of two evils..my opinion

Anonymous said...

The irony is that the vela's are supporting cascos.

BobbyWC said...

I would like to see proof of that because what I was told today when I called Washington is that they want to recruit Cascos to run against Vela depending on the numbers - if he gets 49% that may be enough to beat Vela in 2 years.

Now I like Vela and he has a good reputation among Veterans - Vela understands he is not in Washington to get in these spitting matches over power, but to get things done for his district - he votes the district and not mindless political agendas - that game is for the Senate not the House

Bobby WC