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Lisa Fritsch: Size Matters With Charitable Donations

Republican Lisa Fritsch touts her charitable giving in the race for Texas governor.

Texas Gubernatorial candidate, Lisa Fritsch, at the Tour of Texas II Candidates for Governor Forum, in the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas on Nov. 10, 2013.

Lisa Fritsch is hoping to use disclosure of her tax returns as an advantage in the race for Texas governor.

The Republican contender, running an uphill campaign against Attorney General Greg Abbott in the March primary, posted a graphic on her Facebook page showing she gave more to charity than her main GOP opponent or Democrat Wendy Davis.

Using tax returns posted on the Texas Tribune website, the Fritsch campaign demonstrated that her charitable giving was higher from 2010 to 2012 than that of Abbott and Davis, both in absolute terms and as a percentage of their gross adjusted incomes.

The graphic is titled “Charitable Giving is a Conservative Value” and uses colored bars to show the difference in donations among the three candidates.

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” Fritsch said on her Facebook page.


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