From the Dallas Morning News:
“Texans need to know the truth about Rick Perry’s involvement in the Republican/Green Party petition scam,” said state Democratic Party Chairman Boyd Richie.
Richie says the effort by out-of-state Republican interests to collect 92,000 signatures to put the Green Party on the November ballot was a disguised attempt to help Perry. The Republican governor could be the main beneficiary if the liberal Green Party candidate for governor draws votes from Democrat Bill White. The governor’s campaign has said it has no involvement in the petition drive, which was arranged by an out-of-state Republican consultant and funded by an undisclosed benefactor.
Green Party state coordinator Kat Swift could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday. She has said the party believes the petition drive was legal but is awaiting written assurance before moving forward to field candidates.