The chairman of the Democratic party in Texas is calling for an
attorney general’s investigation into what he charges was the use of “inside
information” on land purchases near the proposed route of the Trans-Texas
According to the Austin
American-Statesman, chairman Boyd Richie thinks there’s a link
between a company that’s buying land and Republican Gov. Rick Perry.
The company, Wilson Holdings, is partly owned by former Texas Railroad
Commissioner Barry Williamson.
The American-Statesman said
Williamson donated $1,000 to Perry’s 2004 campaign but had no other connection
with the campaign, and that his company has publicly stated it intended to buy
land around the proposed corridor routes.