Analysis: Endorsements That Sometimes Include a Financial Angle

Republican candidates seeking office in Harris County must contend with a bit of old-school politics in the form of conservative groups endorsing slates of candidates and sending the lists to tens of thousands of primary voters.

The publishers of the slate cards would leap to tell you that the number of voters who get the cards is much bigger than that — 200,000 or even 300,000.

Some mailings, like those from one called the Link Letter and another from the Conservative Republicans of Texas, are plain slate cards — listings of the people who carry the endorsement of the organization ...

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