FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 25, 2008
Austin- Texans for Individual Rights (TXIR), a conservative public policy organization, today called on Texans for Lawsuit Reform to explain why they hired infamous political operative Stephen Marks to provide services for their political action committee. Marks may be best known as the author of the book “Confessions of a Political Hitman.”
Reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission show that the Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC paid Mr. Marks $5,257 on August 2, 2007 for “consulting services.”
Mark McCaig, President of Texans for Individual Rights, remarked
Last week, the “Lone Star Report”, an
“It is not surprising that the same group that was behind the “Texas Shark Watch” mailer that attempted to smear some of the most distinguished conservatives in the legislature would employ somebody with Mr. Mark’s reputation. This is yet another example of TLR’s willingness to engage in political dirty tricks”, said McCaig.
Texans for Individual Rights (TXIR) is a conservative, non-partisan organization dedicated to the protection of personal liberty, individuals’ access to the civil justice system, and private property rights. For more information about TXIR, please visit www.txir.org.