Emails, Beth Cubriel, executive director, Republican Party of Texas, Austin, April 29 and 30, 2014

10:20 a.m.

Gardner – Below is the research we used for the “therealwendy” post on teachers’ unions.

 

It will likely be helpful for you to know that the AFT and TCTA had different names in 2002 and 2006.  AFT went by the Texas American Federation of Teachers PAC in 2006 and as the Texas Federation of Teachers in 2002. ACT TCTA went simply by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association.

 

Please let me know if you have additional questions.

 

Thanks! Beth Cubriel

 

 

Sen. Davis Wants To Protect Dangerous Criminals In The Classroom To Appease Her Teachers Union Allies:

 

The Texas State Teachers Association And The Texas AFT Both Opposed H.B. 1610. (“H.B. 1610 House Witness List,” Texas House Of Representatives, 3/22/11)

 

Texas AFT Has Given Davis $26,456.88 In Campaign Contributions Since 2008. (Texas Ethics Commission, Accessed 3/30/14)

 

The Texas State Teachers Association Has Given Davis $63,320.34 In Campaign Contributions Since 2010. (Texas Ethics Commission, Accessed 3/30/14)

 

ACT for Texas Classroom Teachers Association Has Given Davis $13,000 In Campaign Contributions Since 2008. (Texas Ethics Commission, Accessed 3/30/14)

 

Davis Has Received More Money From Teachers Unions Than The Last Three Democrat Gubernatorial Candidates Combined:

 

Bill White, The Democrat Gubernatorial Nominee In 2010, Received $30,000 In Campaign Contributions From Teachers Unions.

 

·         White Received $25,000 From The Texas State Teachers Association. (Texas Ethics Commission, Accessed 3/31/14)

 

·         White Received $5,000 From Texas AFT. (Texas Ethics Commission, Accessed 3/31/14)

 

Chris Bell, The Democrat Gubernatorial Nominee In 2006, Received $37,654.26 In Campaign Contributions From Teachers Unions.

 

·         Bell Received $18,997.61 From The Texas State Teachers Association. (Texas Ethics Commission, Accessed 3/31/14)

 

·         Bell Received $8,656.65 From Texas AFT. (Texas Ethics Commission, Accessed 3/31/14)

 

·         Bell Received $10,000 From Act For Texas Classroom Teachers Association. (Texas Ethics Commission, Accessed 3/31/14)

 

Tony Sanchez, The Democrat Gubernatorial Nominee In 2002, Received $30,000 In Campaign Contributions From Teachers Unions.

 

·         Sanchez Received $30,000 From The Texas State Teachers Association. (Texas Ethics Commission, Accessed 3/31/14)

 

·         Sanchez Received $5,000 From Texas AFT. (Texas Ethics Commission, Accessed 3/31/14)

4:55 p.m.

The totals were derived from donations to all previous Democrat gubernatorial nominees from all of their races.  Just as some of Davis’ contributions were to her State Senate race, the Chris Bell donations were made towards his Senate race.

From: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin) [mailto:wgselby@statesman.com]

Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:19 PM

To: Beth Cubriel

Subject: RE: Teacher Union money

 

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5:23 p.m.

Just as Wendy Davis’s totals are from both her Senate and Gov races, the totals for the other candidates are from all of their races. In Bell’s case, the contributions are from his 2008 Senate race.  Had we not included his contributions from the Senate race, the discrepancy would have been even greater.

On Apr 30, 2014, at 12:21 PM, "Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)" <wgselby@statesman.com> wrote:

Upshot:

 

In her career running for the Senate and governor, Davis has reaped nearly $103,000 from the listed groups, which exceeds about $72,000 reaped from the groups by Sanchez, Bell and White--combined--during various state campaigns.

 

While running for governor, Davis has attracted about $36,000 from two of the groups and nothing from the classroom teachers’ association. That total is less than the $65,000 combined raised by the previous nominees in their respective gubernatorial bids.

5:17 p.m.

April 30, 2014

Thanks for sending this. I think it succinctly elaborates on what didn't fit into the four corners of the chart. I do want to reiterate that we never claimed the money was given to her gov campaign directly. The years on the chart are to serve as a reminder of when each candidate was the nominee.

 

Thx for the opportunity to comment. Please let me know if I can provide additional background.

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