Report: Wendy Davis Omitted Income Sources, Lobbyist Ties

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An ethics complaint was filed against Wendy Davis claiming that Davis did not disclose all of her income sources and lobbyist ties, Watchdog.org reports.

Davis allegedly failed to report on her personal financial filings more than $25,000 in interest and dividends she made between 2010 and 2012. The complaint also says that Davis did not inform the state of her paid consulting for the employer of a lobbyist.

Watchdog.org reports:

Davis also failed to disclose that she was paid by the employer of a lobbyist — namely, the law firm of Cantey Hanger, LLP.

Cantey Hanger lists Davis as "of counsel" to the firm. It also employed two lobbyists for 2012, according to its lobby registration list on file with the Texas Ethics Commission. These were Marcy Weldin Foster and Gov. Rick Perry‘s former chief of staff, Brian C. Newby, who also happens to be Davis’ partner in the firm of Newby Davis, PLLC.

Davis did disclose her partnership with Newby Davis, as required.

The ethics complaint was filed Monday by Lou Ann Anderson, the editor of Watchdog Wire – Texas, a citizen journalism initiative of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity.

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