While Straus will not be at the gavel when the legislature reconvenes in January 2019, the recent donations into open races illustrate the Austin establishment machine that propped him up remains active.
Zerwas Speaker PAC Reveals Establishment Coalition
Both Zerwas and Darby appear to be employing the same strategy of creating a coalition of Democrats and liberal Republicans to gain the gavel.
Patrick Endorses Fallon for Senate
“I know both candidates in Senate District 30 and I choose Fallon.”
Bailes Tries to Intimidate Constituent over Abortion Comment
When confronted by a constituent with his pro-abortion vote, State Rep. Ernest Bailes took to Facebook to mislead voters and threaten the constituent’s job.
Uresti Found Guilty on 11 Felony Charges
Uresti will likely be forced to surrender his seat in the Texas Senate and spend years in jail.
Establishment Embarrasses Themselves with Wilson Endorsement
To say Wilson’s past is checkered doesn’t go far enough.
Second County GOP Votes “No Confidence” in Lang Opponent
Eastland is one of eight counties in House District 60, which covers a large swath of West-Central Texas, and the second to formally condemn Largent’s campaign.
Darby Laying Groundwork for Democrat Coalition Speaker Run
Darby has donated to exclusively establishment colleagues in what could be an effort to build goodwill ahead of a possible speaker run.
Abbott Releases TV Ad Against “Liberal Lyle”
With his latest TV ad, Abbott continues to put his endorsements into action.
Kay Hall Responds to Burkett’s Attacks
“Cindy Burkett has proven herself to be a desperate ambitious and self-serving politician who will say and do anything to get elected.”