Republican Group Ducks $2M Award Over Perry Donation

Law360, Houston (September 27, 2013, 6:53 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court tossed former Congressman Chris Bell’s $2 million judgment against the Republican Governor’s Association on Friday, saying the group did not violate state election laws during Bell’s failed bid to oust Gov. Rick Perry in the 2006 gubernatorial race.

The Third District Court of Appeals said the RGA was not required under the Texas Election Code to file a campaign treasurer appointment or disclose donor lists and contribution reports before donating $1 million to Perry’s campaign, reversing a statutory double damages award in...
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