Texas delegation sponsors also got convention guest passes and access to the “morning briefing receptions with members of Texas’ congressional delegation, statewide elected officials and legislators.”
The sponsors are Toyota, Charter Communications, MCNA Dental, GM, AT&T, Expedia, Phillips 66, IBC Bank, Dow, Chevron, Anheuser-Busch, Mosbacher Interests and CompTia (the IT industry trade association).
You recognize most of those names, but MCNA might be new to you. It calls itself “a premier dental benefits administrator that provides exceptional service to state agencies.” That means MCNA makes money from government. And that means politics…
Texas delegates were invited to a screening of it Sunday afternoon, and D’souza was scheduled to speak at the Monday delegation breakfast. So was an MCNA board member you might remember from previous employment. MCNA calls him “a high-level adviser … on a range of strategic issues including governmental relations and business development.”
The new guy, the firm says, has known MCNA Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Feingold “for quite some time, having enjoyed a successful professional relationship with MCNA since it became a dental benefit administrator for Texas Medicaid.”
MCNA quoted the new guy as saying, “I know from the experience of restructuring the Texas Medicaid program that the delivery of dental benefits through a stand-alone managed dental care model works better and costs less.”
Nice to know ex-Gov. Rick Perry, disappointed in two attempts to get on the federal payroll, has found work.