Disgraced Ex-congressman Blake Farenthold Accepts Lucrative Lobbying Job

AUSTIN — Former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold has accepted a lucrative position lobbying for a port in his South Texas district weeks after resigning in disgrace amid fallout from using public funds to settle a past sexual harassment complaint.The Calhoun Port Authority announced Monday that Farenthold would promote its interests in Washington and assist "in resolving funding issues.""Blake has always been a strong supporter of the Calhoun Port Authority and is familiar with the issues facing the port," it said in a statement. Port Director Charles Hausmann said Farenthold's annual salary will be $160,000.The port is located in the Gulf Coast community of Point Comfort, an area hit by Hurricane Harvey last summer. Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, represented District 27 in Congress until last month; the district stretches from the coast to Bastrop County.  Continue reading...

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