Ramon Romero, Democratic Candidate in HD-90, Has Republican Donor History

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The race for House District 90 — occupied by longtime incumbent and stalwart liberal lion Lon Burnam — is heating up.

Ramon Romero has been building a significant challenge to the longtime incumbent, but his donor history reveals that Romero might not have the best interests of Democrats in mind.

In 2008 Ramon Romero donated to conservative Republican Phil King. Legislative watchers might remember King from his authorship of one of the voter ID bills back in 2007, and of his more recent attempts last session to prevent the Travis County District Attorney's office from operating the Public Integrity Unit.

Romero has reportedly denied that he donated to Phil King publicly, according to a Facebook post, but a 2008 Ethics report by the Phil King campaign reveals otherwise.  

Click below the jump to read more about Ramon Romero's donor historyThe Ramon Romero identified on the ethics report has an address that matches  Romero's business, A-Fast Tile, Coping and Stone, one that Romero owns and operates according to his Facebook profile. The ethics report can be found here.

Ramon Romero has also donated to Wendy Davis and to Bill White, but significantly less than what he contributed to Phil King back in 2008, and according to this screen shot taken just a couple days ago, Ramon Romero was a member of the Tarrant County Republican Party Facebook group:

The people of House District 90 deserve not only an honest and open candidate, but a candidate that will be as staunch of an ally to progressive causes as Lon Burnam has proven to be.

His experience fighting for environmental protections against fracking and hard work for the people of his district is without question. Meanwhile, it seems that Romero's candidacy only raises more questions about where the challenger's allegiances truly lie.  

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Chaille Jolink

Chaille Jolink was born and raised in Austin, Texas and has more than a decade of experience working in Texas politics. Her interest began when she was a Senate Messenger in 2003, and she's since worked for several different legislators and candidates. She started reporting in 2007 for GalleryWatch.com, and has been a contributor to several different publications. Chaille is a graduate of the University of Texas and enjoys fashion, baseball, and playing any team sport. Chaille tweets @ChailleMcCann.

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