Raising Campaign Cash: Real Justice PAC

I’m not sure how to feel about this besides being very cautious. From Real Justice PAC:

The Real Justice PAC works to elect reform-minded prosecutors at the county and municipal level who are committed to using the powers of their office to fight structural racism and defend our communities from abuse by state power.

That sounds pretty good, but on one hand we have a group, Real Justice PAC, that is funding campaigns for justice reform. This is good. We do need justice reform in our State and in Harris County. On the other hand it’s basically one person and most of the money is out of state.

The reports coming out of the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC), on the surface, doesn’t make any cents. The numbers do not add up. According to the Texas Ethics Commission Real Justice PAC has raised $298,050 with $200,000 coming from one individual, Cari Tuna from San Fransisco. Only $10,200 came from Texans, and only $600 came from Harris County.

Real Justice PAC has spent $425,192 which includes in-kind contributions. $280,000 was donated to Texas Organizing Project PAC, an organization that generally performs great work in the field. Real Justice have donated to three candidates for District Attorney in Bexar, Tarrant, and Harris County.

$54,681 was donated to Albert Roberts running for DA of Tarrant County, $29,444 to Audia Jones running for DA of Harris County, $61,065 to Joe Gonzales running for DA in Bexar County. I didn’t see any donations to the candidate in Travis County. These figures include in-kind donations. For Audia Jones in Harris County the $29,444 account for most of her donations with $24,803 coming from in-kind donations.

So, if I were to make a prediction TOP will endorse these candidates and work for them in the field during the March primary.

2 Responses to Raising Campaign Cash: Real Justice PAC

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why do you say the numbers don't add up?

  2. Anonymous says:

    More going out than coming in. It might be me not paying enough attention to the details. I will look more closely.

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