Cost of campaigns

08/09/2014 12:00 AM

08/08/2014 7:22 PM

Anna M. Tinsley’s July 28 article, “Race for governor attracts funds from Tarrant,” profiles the energy that’s expended toward both candidates primary objective: fill their war chests.

Wendy Davis is giving up her senate seat to run for governor, but Greg Abbott held onto his attorney general position. Now Abbott, like a peacock, is fluttering his kaleidoscope feathers because he’s gotten larger donations than Davis.

Elections are supposed to be about the best person to elect to serve in office, not about a new career in fund raising and using the dollars collected as a political maneuver that translates: “Vote for me, I have more money!”

Abbott, of course, has the wherewithal to raise the stakes and money to run a vigorous campaign. But let’s remember the old adage fitting for Wendy Davis: “Dynamite comes in small packages.”

— April Rogers,

Fort Worth

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