Bech Bruun, chairman from the Texas Water Development Board, resigned Thursday from that position in front of an anticipated bid to unseat U.S. Repetition. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi.
Bruun’s resignation in the board comes hours after the U.S House Ethics Committee dicated to establish an investigative subcommittee into Farenthold over sexual harassment allegations made against him with a former staffer. Reports surfaced last week that Farenthold, who has symbolized Texas’ 27th Congressional District since 2011, settled that very same claim in 2015 with $84,000 in citizen funds. The congressman, that has already declared re-election, has since promised to pay back the settlement.
Around the Democratic side, a minimum of two Democrats have to date filed to operate for that seat.
U.S. Repetition. Blake Farenthold settled an intimate harassment complaint with $84,000 in citizen money. Now he’s promising to pay for the general public back. [Full story]
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For several weeks, Bruun has gotten encouragement from inside the congressional district to challenge Farenthold, and the expected entrance in to the race comes days prior to the 2018 filing deadline. Michael Cloud, part of the Condition Republican Executive Committee and former chairman from the Victoria County Republicans, launched an offer in October for that seat. Three lesser-known Republicans, Christopher Mapp, Jerry Hall and Eddie Gassman, also have arranged for potential campaigns.
U.S. Repetition. Blake Farenthold used citizen money to stay an intimate harassment claim brought with a former staffer, according to some Politico report printed Friday. [Full story]