"I am also still a politician with a just-completed campaign to pay for, so I am accepting contributions (although I frankly value your advice more). Although, by statute, contributions may not exceed $2,500.00 per person or $15,000.00 per law firm, I will only accept contributions up to $500 per person or $5,000 per law firm. Contributions should be made payable to "Dupuy for Judge" and mailed to the address above."Mr. Dupuy was swept into office in the Republican tide in Galveston County. His share of the vote was virtually identical to Gov. Perry's. His percentage of the vote was just below that of the other Republicans who won benches. Mr. Dupuy did next to no campaigning in the run-up to the election. His campaign website was not even updated after the primary election.
What campaign debt can Mr. Dupuy have? Is this letter a genuine call for contributions to offset a nonexistent campaign that clung to the coattails of Gov. Goodhair? Or is it a shakedown of the Galveston County bar?