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Meeker attacks Blizzard follwing campaign complaint
Thursday, April 17, 2008 by Austin Monitor
Following the filing of a complaint against him and his former campaign treasurer Wednesday, Place 1 candidate Jason Meeker went on the offensive against both the person who filed the complaint—former political consultant Mike Blizzard—and against his opponent incumbent Council Member Lee Leffingwell.
Blizzard, president of Blizco Productions, filed a multi-pronged complaint yesterday against
On Wednesday, Blizzard filed a formal complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission, saying that Culleton, who was treasurer of the Meeker Campaign until March 26, and his corporation, Discount Electronics, violated the Texas Election Code on several different counts.
Blizzard said, “I noted the first ad and was immediately aware it had violated numerous election laws but I didn’t do anything about it. But here comes the second ad and I thought if no one else was going to file a complaint about this activity, I would.
“And the worst thing about this second one is that someone, Culleton or someone from Meeker’s campaign, was able to alter the ad,” so that it says “paid for by
The complaints against Meeker’s campaign include the allegation that the campaign coordinated with Culleton—who was the campaign treasurer until one day before the ad copy for the first ad had to be delivered to the Chronicle.
Meeker Wednesday responded to the complaint with an attack: “I am taking on the City Hall insiders, and lobbyists, like
During the early days of that dispute, attorney
Additionally, Blizzard gave advice to RG4N, the group that unsuccessfully sued the city over its approval of a plan to redevelop Northcross Mall with a Wal-Mart. Meeker says Leffingwell shows “political tone deafness” in failing to return campaign contributions made to him by members of the firm representing Lincoln at that trial, especially since the contributions were made during the trial. A number of attorneys with Armbrust and Brown, including the one representing
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