TX: Craddick Allegations

The Speaker of the Texas House faces allegations regarding his use of campaign funds, according to this report.

Republican House Speaker Tom Craddick is facing an ethics complaint over campaign payments and state health insurance benefits he has provided for his daughter, a former lobbyist who’s employed by her father as a political consultant.

Filed this week by Houston-area Democratic activist John Cobarruvias, the complaint alleges Craddick has run afoul of laws designed to prevent politicians and their families from living off campaign accounts. Craddick’s lawyer, Ed Shack, denied the speaker violated any ethics provisions.

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