murphy-turner-and-associates-connected-to-shadow-pacMurphy Turner connected to shadow PACs

May 17, 2012 | Blog

Despite its best efforts at concealment, Austin consulting firm Murphy Turner Associates has been connected to a shadow PAC, Texans for Conservative Government. Murphy Turner initially lied about its connection to the attack PAC but the group was eventually exposed by the Daily News.

Texans for Conservative Government is one of many PACs that have been set up to discredit conservative candidates with conservative sounding names slapped on false mail and advertising. Other PACs with conservative sounding names like Texans for Limited Government, Texans for Accountable Government and Texans for Fiscal Accountability have also been started to mislead voters.

These PACs are creatures meant to be discredited and discarded after use, but they aren't working because they are being outed prematurely.

Take for instance the last PAC in the list above, Texans for Fiscal Accountability. It also has ties to Murphy Turner. According to the Texas Ethics Commission Brad White, the group’s front man, share’s an address with the Turner Advisory Group and he was a donor to the campaign of Chris Turner’s wife Holly Turner in 2010.

Texans for Fiscal Accountability has been misleading voters exclusively in districts where Murphy Turner Associates has clients.

These front groups have remained dormant until the last minute but are now flooding mailboxes and computer screens. The aim of these groups is to elect moderate big government lackeys over conservatives and springing them at the last minute in an attempt to dupe voters.

Murphy Turner has been collecting massive sums of money statewide running an effort to keep moderates in power and knock off conservatives.

Calls to Murphy Turner were not returned.

Link to Daily News article on Murphy Turner shadow PAC

Daniel Greer

Daniel Greer is Executive Director of AgendaWise. Previously, Daniel worked for Empower Texans, a non-profit direct advocacy group focused on fiscal policy in Texas. He holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. A native Texan, Daniel is a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and lives in Bastrop County with his wife Karen, their children Griffin and Julian, Willa Lou. You can reach him at [email protected]