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12:42 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Eckhardt Criticizes McCombs for Seeking Tax Breaks, Suing Appraisal District

Travis County Judge Candidate Sarah Eckhardt criticized Texas booster and San Antonio billionaire Red McCombs over his request for tax breaks from the county.
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This is an excerpt from an article written by our Austin City Hall reporting partner, the Austin Monitor (formerly In Fact Daily).

Travis County Judge candidate Sarah Eckhardt continued her verbal campaign against billionaire businessman Red McCombs Thursday, taking him to task for asking taxpayers to contribute millions of dollars to build the Circuit of the Americas race track but going to court to get his property tax bill on the facility lowered.

Eckhardt, a former Pct. 2 Commissioner who is running for the top job in Travis County, issued a statement criticizing McCombs – one of the developers of the Formula 1 race track – for throwing his political and financial weight around to get what he wants.

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