Any thought that Gov. Abbott was going to go easy on the House, or back down, should be put to bed by the email his team put out today. It’s one thing to talk tough to the press, it’s something else to ask Texans to donate to a fight.

No matter what one thinks of Greg Abbott or his agenda, one cannot question his personal integrity. He would never allow this fundraising email to go out if he didn’t fully intend to take action.

I bet Speaker Straus’ “Republican” wingmen will soil their shorts when they realize Abbott is raising money to fight them in their districts.

I wonder who is more well known and popular in most House districts… the state rep, or the governor. My money is on the latter.



Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of two books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."


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