Political Blows Still Flying In District 4 as Justin Johnson, Laura Pastor Enter Final Leg of Race
At Howard's breakfast club, members can raise large sums of campaign contributions for elected officials favored in the world of developers.
New Times hasn't been invited to a meeting, but those who have been graced with entry into the club tell us it goes something like this:
Several times a year a sitting elected official will attend to make a stump speech, usually on the importance the development community provides to the region. On their way out the door they pick up a handful of campaign checks for the maximum contribution allowed by law. One could easily walk out with $25,000 in political contributions.
In return, perhaps it's like Johnson explained during the candidates forum:
"It's nice to have people to call down there, to ask for help on what the process is, how we can make it smoother."