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Cloud Wins Special Election By a Landslide

Cloud Wins Special

Perhaps the most unique special election from a long series of 2017-18 irregular voting contests just wrapped up this weekend in southeast Texas, capping a subdued political battle that attracted little national attention. Former Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus...
Defunding The Swamp’s Administrators

Defunding The Swamp’s Administrators

Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) sponsored an amendment to reduce the salary of an out of control bureaucrat to $1. The amendment would have reinstated the 19th Century Holman Rule, which Democrats rescinded in 1983 when they held the majority. The...
Governor Abbott to Farenthold: Pay Up

Governor Abbott to Farenthold: Pay Up

In a recently penned open letter to disgraced former Congressman Blake Farenthold, Governor Greg Abbott is calling on Farenthold to pay up. Abbott tweeted out the following: RT to tell Blake Farenthold to pay for the special election that had to be called to fill the...
Defunding The Swamp’s Administrators

Another Resignation

Four-term Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi), who had shelved his plan to run for re-election well before the March 6th state primary largely due to details stemming from a sexual harassment settlement, abruptly resigned from the House on Friday. Mr....
Swamp Spending

Swamp Spending

Congressional Republicans and Democrats actively colluded last week to spend even more of your money in Washington, D.C. in the omnibus funding bill. The swamp has declared war on taxpayers. It is sickening to think that the Democrats got more spending out of a...
Another One

Another One

Yet another House member announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election due to reverberations from sexual impropriety incidents. Texas four-term Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi), after filing for re-election on December 4th, decided not to continue his...
Defunding The Swamp’s Administrators

Farenthold Is Out

Reports from Washington, DC, are that US Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election. He was first elected in 2010. BREAKING: Republicans say Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold won’t seek re-election amid sexual harassment allegations. — AP Politics (@AP_Politics)...
US House Advances Tax Cuts

US House Advances Tax Cuts

Texas’ delegation to the US House voted down party lines for the historic tax cut on Thursday. Authored by US Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) who chairs the Ways and Means Committee, the measure is designed to lower rates and simplify the federal tax code. On this...
Ending the Diversity Visa Lottery?

Ending the Diversity Visa Lottery?

The Islamic terrorist responsible for the deadly truck attack in New York City this week had gained entry to the United States through the “Diversity Visa Lottery” program. Created by the late US Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), the program distributes visas to...
Action Breaking in Texas

Action Breaking in Texas

Early last week, the three-judge federal panel considering the Texas redistricting lawsuit issued a ruling, one that contained a rather major surprise. It was expected that Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi) and Lloyd Doggett’s (D-Austin) districts would...
the Texas Re-Draw

the Texas Re-Draw

The special three-judge panel considering Texas redistricting, which long ago declared the state’s 35th Congressional District as a racial gerrymander, issued a ruling earlier this week that contains re-drawing deadlines. Early in the decade the panel declared...