BREAKING NEWS FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY’S LEADING DAILY NEWSPAPER
Montgomery County, February 28 – Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman Walter D. Wilkerson, Jr., has been sharply critical of the fake organization, “Conservative Republicans of Texas,” whose “Pay for Play” endorsement flyer Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 County Commissioner Charlie Riley, and their supporters are handing out at March 6, 2018, election polling locations. The fake Republican group has a Harris County address – P.O. Box 75190, Houston, TX 77234 – which is the same address as “The Yates Company,” a public relations firm which shows up on Riley’s Campaign Finance Reports to whom he’s paying $2,000 per month. If that’s not “Pay for Play” endorsements, nothing is.
Wilkerson said of “Conservative Republicans of Texas” in 2014, “Nobody in Harris County votes on these people in Montgomery County. Our position is that the people in Harris County have their hands full and they don’t need to be telling people in Montgomery County how they should vote.”
It turns out that this group performs the same scheme in Galveston County as well where they’re supposedly endorsing three anti-conservative, “establishment” candidates, just like Doyal and Riley, running for County offices. Contrary to the Republican Party Platform, Doyal and Riley support tollroads (Platform Plank 211) and greater government spending (many Platform Planks). Radio commentator Michael Berry and State Senator Paul Bettencourt have both called out the “Pay for Play” scheme and severely criticized the Houston group.
When volunteers of the Texas Patriots PAC, the leading Tea Party organization in Montgomery County, confronted Riley’s campaign manager, Kristin Nicole, this morning with the “Pay to Play” scheme in the parking lot of The Woodlands Community Center, Nicole couldn’t defend the allegation but instead responded, “Well, the Texas Patriots PAC has received a lot of money from Eric Yollick [Publisher of The Golden Hammer] who is a criminal convict!” Nicole then announced to several people that she would continue to tell people at polling locations that Yollick is a criminal convict if people dare to speak the truth that her boss, Riley, is paying $2,000 per month for the fake endorsements.
The staff of The Golden Hammer conducted an exhaustive search into federal, state, and local criminal records. They have no found criminal charges or convictions of Eric Yollick anywhere. There was a civil lawsuit against Yollick, which he settled, involving a bank client of Yollick’s and some people who borrowed money from the bank. “I settled that civil lawsuit rather than wasting time with it. While I’m certainly no Donald Trump, our great President settled civil lawsuits against him as well for similar business reasons,” Yollick said.
As for donations to the Texas Patriots PAC, Yollick confirmed, “Yes. I have contributed to the Texas Patriots PAC. They’re a great local conservative organization fighting for smaller government and less government spending. I agree with Dr. Wilkerson that the so-called ‘Conservative Republicans of Texas’ have no business sticking their fake advertisement endorsement in our local election. Riley and Doyal ought to feel ashamed.”