The old rock-country hit "Happiness is Lubbock, Texas, in My Rearview Mirror" had a tender, sappy-sweet quality to it. But sitting in the Lubbock airport after a great day visiting with our supporters and friends here in the Panhandle, we’re happy to report that Lubbock is just, generally, a great place to be. We’re sorry the Southwest flight is coming so quickly.

One thing is readily apparent: voters know two important things, here in Lubbock. First, the are getting great representation by stalwart conservative Carl Isett. Second, that they might as well have an empty seat for all tax-and-spend-oholic Delwin Jones is doing for them.

It’s hard to believe the same city produced them both.

Jones is beinf challenged by Dr. Joe Hnatek. He’s a strong fiscal conservative who will put special interests and big-spenders on notice. Compare that to Delwin who seems to do nothing but vote away the taxpayers’ money at every opportunity.

On a personal note… My dad coached football here in Lubbock, several decades ago, and I even got to drive by the street where I learned how to ride a bike.

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 three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."