Texas Watchdog: M.J. Khan still can't decide where he lives

Lame-duck councilmember and city controller candidate M.J. Khan apparently still can't decide where he lives.

For years, questions about his true residency have dogged Khan. And as Steve Miller and Jennifer Peebles point out at Texas Watchdog, Khan's latest campaign donations raise those questions once again:

When Khan filled out his 2009 personal financial statement -- due back in April -- he listed under "address" 6289 Wilcrest Drive, No. 6103 --that's in Alief, inside both the city limits and Khan's council district. However, Khan did not check the adjoining box that said "check if filer's home address."

The home at 6289 Wilcrest is also the address that Khan had listed on his Harris County voter registration as of Monday. And it's the address that Khan gave to John McCain's presidential campaign when he gave money to the Arizona senator in 2007, and which the McCain camp listed on Federal Election Commission disclosure filings.

But when Khan donated last year to the re-election campaign of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Democrat who was the first Muslim elected to Congress, he listed another address -- a 10,000-square-foot home in Piney Point Village listed in county property tax records in his wife's name.

It must be very confusing trying to keep track of two residences and where one lives for political versus practical purposes.

Nonetheless, that's just sloppy.

Political candidates who hope to move up the political food chain via carpetbagging really need to be much smoother in their lies presentations of their case to the public.

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 10/13/09 07:43 AM | Print |

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