Taxpayer champion Betty Brown defeated liberal trial lawyer Wade Gent this evening. She had been a top target of the liberals, but her grace and convictions gave her the edge. Her victory demonstrates that strong principles overcome liberal opportunists.

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."