The latest ad from the Bill White campaign attacks the governor's well-placed friends. It references an upcoming fundraiser in Austin, where "29 of the 30" hosts are registered lobbyists. This isn't the first time White has rebuked Perry for his ties to special interests — a recent PolitiFact post highlighted White's claim that "most of Perry's chiefs-of-staff have been lobbyists." (That's true, according to the fact-checking group.) The spot will run on TV in select markets across the state.
Here's the script:
You want to know who pulls the strings in Rick Perry's Texas?
[On-screen headline]: "Austin lobbyists line up for Rick Perry fundraiser"
Check out the big fundraiser on Thursday in Austin at the fanciest hotel in town. They're 30 hosts, 29 of the 30 are registered lobbyists. Many used to work on Perry's staff. If you want state government to work for you, for all the people ...
[On-screen headline]: "White's ethics ideas could blunt lobbyist influence"
BW: ... people of both political parties, join our campaign. Help us move Texas forward. I'm in it for Texas.
[On-screen text]: Bill White, IN IT FOR TEXAS