AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Two days after hosting President Barack Obama, it has been announced that the Houston home of plaintiffs attorney Steve Mostyn will be the site of a fundraiser for the Democratic nominee for Texas governor.
On Friday, state Sen. Wendy Davis emailed supporters, notifying them Willie Nelson would perform at an April 27 fundraiser at Mostyn’s home.
On Dec. 31, the Mostyn Law Firm donated $1 million to the Texas Victory Committee – a joint project of Wendy R. Davis for Governor and Battleground Texas.
"No, folks, I’m not kidding," Davis said in her email. "We’ll have some amazing Texas BBQ. We’ll be talking about the future of our great state. And at the end of the night, we’ll have a special performance by Willie."
Mostyn made hundreds of millions of dollars suing the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association after Hurricane Ike ravaged the gulf coast.
On Wednesday, Obama met with around 30 members of the Democratic National Committee and major party contributors at Mostyn’s home.
The announcement that Willie Nelson will serenade Davis’ financial backers comes only two months after the senator’s Republican rival, Attorney General Greg Abbott, suffered a political blow from his association with another Texas musician, Ted Nugent.
In February, Abbott made an appearance with Nugent at a voter turnout rally. That same month, the controversial singer called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel,” drawing criticism from both Republicans and Democrats.
And campaigning with an outspoken celebrity can have its drawbacks, as Abbott can attest.
Nelson, an iconic political activist, chairs the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and favors marijuana legalization. Over the past several years, his troubles with the IRS have made national headlines.
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