State Representative Four Price (R-Amarillo) told voters on Tuesday night that he has taken funds from out-of-state political action committees.
During the question and answer portion of Tuesday night's Amarillo Tea Party forum, Price and Drew Brassfield, the candidates seeking the office of District 87 State Representative, were asked if they had taken funding from out-of-state PAC's to benefit their campaigns. Brassfield answered that he had not taken money from any out of state PAC's. Meanwhile, Price said that he has taken money from out-of-state PAC's and normally the PAC's interests represent interests of local residents.
"I have but usually the group is a trade organization or something like that that represents local members," Price said.
Price went on to specifically name trade organizations for doctors and realtors that are based out-of-state as his supporters.
According to filings with the Texas Ethics Commission, Price reported during the most recent fundraising cycle that he had taken money from Abbvie PAC (Chicago, Illinois), Apex Clean Energy PAC (Charlottesville, Virginia), Baxter Healthcare PAC (Washington, D.C.), CVS Health PAC (Washington, D.C.), Eli Lilly and Company PAC (Indianapolis, Indiana), GM PAC (Washington, D.C.), GenenPAC (San Francisco, California), Johnson and Johnson PAC (New Brunswick, New Jersey), McGuire Woods PAC (Richmond, Virginia), NRG Energy PAC (Princeton, New Jersey), Pepsico Concerned Citizens Fund (Purchase, New York), The Travelers Companies PAC (Hartford, Connecticut), UCB PAC (Sausalito, California), UPS PAC (Atlanta, Georgia), Union Pacific Fund (Washington, D.C.) and Wal-PAC (Bentonville, Arkansas).
Total contributions received by Price during the most recent reporting period totaled $16,750.
Price, a vice president at Amarillo National Bank, is facing Fritch city manager Drew Brassfield in the March 6th primary election for the 87th District State Representative seat.