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Sheriff race tops donations, spending

Primaries may be pushed back again after Supreme Court tosses maps

Not surprisingly, the red-hot, three-candidate Republican Primary race for sheriff has generated the most donations and the most expenditures so far in the 2012 political season.

What’s still not known, though, is a firm date on when the 2012 primaries will be. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a set of redistricting maps drawn up by a San Antonio appellate court, a move that could again delay the eventual primary date.

The mid-January reporting deadline was last week and candidates David Greene, Greg Kouba and Herbie Vaughan together listed more than $20,000 in donations and almst $18,000 in expenses.

GREENE—Incumbent Greene, a Cameron resident, listed $10,225 in contributions, including the following of $500 or more:

$2,500—Jack Cook.

$1,000—H. H. Hutchinson, Claude Hendrickson, Wayne Fisher, David Bury.

$750—Rique Bobbitt.

$ 500—Keith and Rhonda Debault, Casey and Ann Stanislaw, Lelda Cook.

Seven donations were $100 or less.

Greene listed expenditures to date as $11,575.

KOUBA—Thorndale resident Kouba listed $6,086 in contributions.

Two were $ 500 or more, a $ 1,000 contribution from Reo Contractors and a $500 contribution from Wayne and Maria Horkheimer.

Kouba also listed 46 contributions of $100 or less.

He listed expenses of $2,694.

VAUGHAN—Current Precinct 3 Constable, and Rockdale resident,

Vaughan listed donat ions of $4,506.33.

That included a $2,300 donation from himself and a $1,000 donation from Lenise Little.

Four donations were $100 or less.

Vaughan listed expenses of $3,606.55.

Sherry Mueck, Milam County

Elections Clerk, said there will be more reporting deadlines 30 days and eight days before the primary election.

COURT RULING—Whenever that is.

The Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling Thursday said the appellate court did not give enough credence to the Texas Legislature’s map in re-drawing congressional, state senate and state house lines and sent the maps back to that court.

That court said Monday if the litigants can’t agree on maps by Feb. 6 the April 3 primary date is in jeopardy.

Some political observers are predicting a June primary.


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