re: #67 retired cynic
However, to me it does not make a big difference if a candidate gets $50 from an oil field worker, or $5k from the company executive. Both donors are participating willingly in the same endeavor.
The real problem is that Sirota and his ilk are too puritanical, not willing to accept the real world of politics.
Any politician in Texas will need to get voters from those who are connected to the oil and gas industries, because those are large industries in Texas.