VicAd: Port Politics

Number 28422
Subject Politics
Source Victoria Advocate
State
Year 2018
Publication Date August - December 2018
Summary When disgraced former Congressman Blake Farenthold resurfaced as the Calhoun Port Authority's first full-time lobbyist at an annual salary of $160,000, the public was outraged. Farenthold later said in a deposition that he and the port board thought they could weather this initial storm and continue to do business as they always had outside the public view. All other state and national media quickly moved on from the story, but the Victoria Advocate kept digging and found that the public had a lot more to be outraged about.
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Keywords Victoria Advocate, Blake Farenthold, Congress, Calhoun Port Authority, lobbyist, revolving door, politics
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