TX-17: New DCCC Ad Hammers Bailout Bill Flores For His $7.5 Million Government Bailout

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is back with a big buy in the TX-17 race between Congressman Chet Edwards and “Bailout Bill” Flores. I have to imagine that the alleged DCCC reallocation of funds last week was nothing more than a head fake to Republicans, because this ad is very strong and is supposedly got a big buy behind it:

More details from Bailout Bill Flores, a project of the Lone Star Project:

Bill Flores received an $11 million taxpayer funded bailout of his failing business.

Flores signed a document agreeing to repay the full $11 million.
( Dallas Morning News, 10/9/2010)

When the business went bankrupt Flores admitted
“the deal worked fine for everyone but the federal government”(Dallas Morning News, 10/9/2010)

After bankruptcy Flores and his business partners went on to make millions.

The taxpayers are still owed 7.5 million

There's another web ad — posted by the YouTube account “billfloreslies” — below the fold


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Phillip Martin

Currently the Research and Policy Director for Progress Texas and the Texas Research Institute, Phillip Martin writes occasional long-form pieces for BOR that promote focused analysis and insight into Texas politics. Born and raised in Austin, Phillip started working in politics in 2003 and started writing on BOR in the summer of 2005. Phillip has worked for the Texas Democratic Trust, the Texas Legislative Study Group, and now the Progress Texas family. He is a lifelong Houston Astros fan, a loyal Longhorn, and loves swimming at Barton Springs Pool.

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