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Andy Cargile and the Full Lie

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Andy Cargile and the Full Lie

Sometimes as voters we grow weary as politicians tell half-truths about their opponents in an attempt to slime them. But it is relatively uncommon for a candidate to go for the full lie: something so verifiably false that there’s not even a peg of truth to hang it on....

Andy Cargile (Inexplicably) Mails the Lobby

Andy Cargile (Inexplicably) Mails the Lobby

By now, most political observers are aware of Andy Cargile's efforts to run the nastiest, pettiest campaign in Texas politics. Last week, Cargile, the establishment challenger to taxpayer champion Jonathan Stickland, ran ads attacking Stickland for being a "high...

Bring In The Democrats?

Bring In The Democrats?

At least one "Republican" candidate for the Texas House is actively courting Democrats in his bid to unseat a conservative incumbent. And he just got $10,000 from Texas Realtors to keep at it. This has become a standing practice for liberal Republicans. It's one thing...

The Best The Establishment Has To Offer

The Best The Establishment Has To Offer

The Austin establishment has a bunch of big ideas. Big-government ideas that is. That’s what taxpayers have come to learn after listening to the candidates backed by the Austin lobby who are challenging conservative incumbents across the state. And those candidates...

The Pettiest Campaign in Texas Politics

The Pettiest Campaign in Texas Politics

When Andy Cargile, a retired school principal from Hurst, declared his intent to challenge taxpayer champion Jonathan Stickland, we had certain expectations about how the campaign would go. We learned early on that Cargile was being backed by a local moderate...

Cargile’s Curfew Clownery

Cargile’s Curfew Clownery

Republican Primary challenger for House District 92 Andy Cargile has said some rather strange things in favor of implementing an overreaching policy known as “daytime curfew.” Applying to school-aged children, daytime curfew would, in practice, make being outside...

Andy Cargile Visits Austin’s Lobby Club

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Andy Cargile Visits Austin’s Lobby Club

Last week we introduced you to Neal Adams, the pay-for-play moderate puppeteer of Tarrant County. Since our story ran, left-wing blogger Bud Kennedy has rushed to Adams’ defense, calling him a “kingmaker.” Adam’s chosen one, Andy Cargile is challenging Taxpayer...

Neal Adams: Tarrant County’s Moderate Puppeteer

Neal Adams: Tarrant County’s Moderate Puppeteer

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland didn’t toe the grow-government line this session. He voted against a bloated budget that increased session-to-session spending 26.9% and a myriad of liberal policies. That sort of leadership earned him praise from conservatives, and a...