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8/18/07-Longview

Former East Texas Candidate Sues Political Consultant

A strange twist to a hotly contested 2006 East Texas GOP primary, as the losing challenger sues his own political consultant.  Longview businessman Mark Williams, who lost the primary to State Representative Tommy Merritt in 2006, is taking his political consultant and company to court over misrepresentation.  Williams claims his consultant induced him into staying in the campaign after Merritt had sued him for defamation, assuring Williams that all legal bills would be covered.  Williams is seeking more than $600,000.00 in legal fees, court costs and other damages.  

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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