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When Do We Hear Whether TAB Gets Tried on New Charges? Ronnie Earle Wants To Let a Jury Decide

15 June 2007 at 4:43:26 AM

Background on Sid Miller's involvement with Texas Association of Business and those mailers that went out. and again, from last week.

Travis County prosecutors urged a judge Wednesday to look at the conduct of the Texas Association of Business in reconsidering whether the group should be tried on charges that it violated election laws during the 2002 campaign.

Last year, State District Judge Mike Lynch dismissed a felony indictment accusing the state's largest business group of breaking the law by using $1.7 million in corporate money to send 4 million mailers to voters in two dozen legislative districts.

State law generally prohibits corporate money from being spent in connection with a campaign, but the group argued that its ads were not campaign material because they never used words such as "vote for" or "vote against."

In 2002, with the balance of power in the Legislature up for grabs, the business association worked with then-U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's political committee, aiming to elect Republicans who would enact its agenda. Both used corporate money, and both said their efforts were designed to affect election results

Judge Lynch said he'd probably reach a decision by July 13.

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