A new study shows Gov. Abbott favored white men, campaign donors for appointments

Rare | 1/9/2018 | Gerald Hanks
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A study recently published in a San Antonio newspaper showed Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed white males to key positions in his government at a higher rate than the state’s general population.

The study also showed donors to his campaign received key appointments over more qualified candidates for the same positions.

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Additionally, researchers found, out of 889 potential appointment or promotions, Abbott placed Hispanics in less than 17 percent of the available positions, compared to the state’s overall Hispanic proportion of nearly 40 percent.

African-Americans reportedly made up seven percent of the appointees, representative of only half the proportion of the state’s entire categorical population, researchers found.

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The study further showed nearly 30 percent of Abbott’s appointees also donated to his campaign, with contributions from these appointees totalling more than $130 million from June 2001 to October 2017.

Analysts said they found some donors who received key appointments dontated $1 million or more.

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