Thursday, June 22, 2006
Baytown Sun covers DVO Chambers Co. Courthouse tour stop
ANAHUAC -- Labor lawyer David Van Os said if he's elected attorney general in November, he is "coming after" large oil and insurance companies.
"I'm sending the big oil companies a message," Van Os said Tuesday in Anahuac. "They better spend every penny that they possibly can to try to defeat me in my run for Attorney General of Texas because when I get sworn in January 2007, I'm coming after you.
Van Os said he has the same message for insurance monopolists "who are robbing the people of Texas blind."
"Texas consumers are paying the highest price for homeowners insurance of anybody else in the country," he said. "You try to do comparison shopping and you find it's all the same, outrageously high premiums."
The Democratic candidate for Texas Attorney General said he will combat rising gas prices and skyrocketing homeowners insurance by issuing subpoenas to companies, which will allow him to investigate their practices.
The Sun reporter, Lori Rodriguez, contacted Greg Abbott's office for a reaction and here's what they said:
Abbott's campaign director Daniel Hodge said he did not have any comment on what Van Os had to say. "Attorney General Abbott is running for re-election so he can continue to arrest child sex predators, protect consumers, preserve tax payers' dollars and defending Texas values."
posted by PDiddie at 4:57 AM
John Coby said...
Did you know that Abbott CUT his consumer protection division's mediation service?
If you sent in a complaint to the AGs office the ONLY thing they do with it is file it! that is it! They don't even send it to the company!
Before Abbott, cornyn at least sent the complaint to the company. They didnt do anything after that.
We have provided Abbott with plenty of information to begin investigations into the homebuilding industry, but he has refused.
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