Loaning Campaign Cash: Gary Gates

From the Fort Bend Herald

Gary Gates is one of those guys who runs for office, over, and over, and over again. He is also very wealthy, wealthy like Texas Representative Money Mayes Middleton, Kathaleen Wall, or Tony Buzbee.

Money Mayes Middleton spent about $2.5 Million of his own money to win an election in House District 23. Kathaleen Walls spent $6 Million of her own money and lost in CD2. Tony Buzbee is spending $10 Million of his own money to try to win the Mayor’s race in Houston. Gary Gates is another republican, running for Texas House District 28, and he is using his millions to attempt to win it.

It hasn’t worked for Gates in the past. In 2005 he began loaning himself money and spending from his own pocket in a race for State Senator District 18. He lost. In 2014 he ran again, this time loaning himself $1.7 Million. He lost. In 2016 be ran for Railroad Commissioner loaning himself about $4.5 Million. He lost.

Now he is running for House District 28 and doing what he does best. In his first report he raised only $265, loaned himself $271,000, and has a loan balance of $821,000. The numbers do not add up but that is for another post. In his latest report he raised only $500 and added another loan of $445,000 to his campaign. He has an outstanding loan balance of over $1 Million.

Gates is loser. Let’s keep it that way.

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