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Would Be Mayor Michael Hall Turns For Help To Liberal Firm That Helped Obama, Hillary and Nancy Pelosi

Mississippi Group Lists Planned Parenthood Among Top Clients

When Corpus Christi Mayor candidate Michael Hall needed some political expertise in his run for mayor, the 28-year-old engineer turned to a left-wing political company that has helped elect some of the country’s most liberal politicians including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, and lists Planned Parenthood among its 2500 clients.

Finance reports show that Hall pulled over $2500 out of his own pocket to pay the liberal leaning Mississippi firm that describes itself as “progressive” to help him in his bid for mayor.

Hall has been trying to convince voters he is the best alternative to Mayor Joe McComb, who is seeking his first full-term as the city’s top public servant.

But Hall has been peppered with unflattering criticisms, including:

  • Opening every speech with “I’m not from here. I’m from Chicago.”
  • Revelations that he (Hall) moved to Corpus Christi in 2014, then says he owned an Austin company that tried to make a profit convincing people to eat crickets to solve the world’s hunger problems. On the website it says “We raise food-grade crickets on a commercial scale, and are actively working to normalize the consumption of insects in the western world.”
  • Hall is also under attack for skirting the issues, his support from liberal labor unions and his sketchy voting record.

Hall, who admits he has only voted once since signing up as a voter a decade ago, has racked up endorsements from Corpus Christi unions. Those same donors will be asking for more money and staffing in upcoming contract  negotiations that will affect every city employee, and could threaten to bankrupt the city coffers.

Hall’s latest finance reports indicate he has received $2,000 from the Corpus Christi Police Officers Association, and $2500 from the Corpus Christi Firefighters Association. That’s not counting the thousands of dollars worth of in-kind contributions still to be reported from volunteers from both of the unions to put up signs and work polling locations or the thousands more dollars expected to be shown from media buys made by the unions to support Hall’s candidacy.

Now the revelation that Hall hired a company that has helped the country’s most liberal politicians in addition to the nation’s biggest abortion provider has left many people wondering about Hall’s core values.

The issue came up Friday on the Bob Jones show on 1440 KEYS radio. Jones, a conservative talk show host, promised he would talk more about that issue on Monday during an interview with McComb, which included a call from Tea Party leader Rick Milby who expressed strong concerns over Hall’s support team and voting history.

Other callers, including former city council member and current Precinct 1 County Commissioner Carolyn Vaughn, said McComb was a steady hand for the city, and noted that while she sometimes disagreed with the mayor on a few issues while serving on city council, she fully supports McComb for a full term as mayor and knew he always had the best interest of the city at heart.

Election day for the mayor’s election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Other mayoral candidates on the ballot are Aislynn Campbell, who runs a farmer’s market and nonprofit; Dan McQueen, the shortest reigning mayor in Corpus Christi history after resigning on his 37th day in office; and Ray Madrigal de Pancho Villa, a perennial candidate for office who says he changed his name after DNA proved he was related to the famous outlaw from Mexico.