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Abbott Endorsement of Flynn Helped Slaton

Abbott Endorsement of Flynn Helped Slaton

An endorsement by the governor is becoming more problematic, as his popularity plummets in the wake of his mishandling of the state’s economy amidst the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. That played out this summer, when two incumbent Republicans lost to primary...
Slaton Slays Incumbent Flynn in Runoff Victory

Slaton Slays Incumbent Flynn in Runoff Victory

In a major victory for Texas conservatives, Bryan Slaton, a conservative small-business man from Royse City, successfully defeated State Rep. Dan Flynn (R–Van) in the Republican primary runoff election on Tuesday. Flynn currently represents House District 2, a...
Friday Roundup Podcast: 02/28/2020

Friday Roundup Podcast: 02/28/2020

Texas Scorecard Managing Editor Brandon Waltens recaps the week that was on TexasScorecard.com! This week, Austin Bureau Chief Jacob Asmussen stops by the 1836 Studios to discuss the City of Austin’s extravagant spending. Metroplex Bureau Chief Erin Anderson chats...
Two Conservatives Take on Dan Flynn

Two Conservatives Take on Dan Flynn

In Texas’ House District 2, a northeastern district which includes the counties of Hopkins, Hunt, and Van Zandt, a battle is shaping up as two conservatives take on State Rep. Dan Flynn (R–Van) in one of the most-watched Texas legislative races of the cycle. First...
Straus Gives Campaign Cash to Old Friends

Straus Gives Campaign Cash to Old Friends

While it’s been over two years since former Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus announced he would be leaving the legislature, that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to help his friends in the Texas Capitol, doling out campaign cash to several former allies. In...
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Dear Reader, I want to share with you our New Year’s Resolutions at Empower Texans. Communications experts say you should never repeat an accusation that is made against you. I hold to that as a good practice, but let me this one time repeat the accusation many in the...
Commentary: Voters Want Promise Keepers

Commentary: Voters Want Promise Keepers

Republican lawmakers should be very concerned. Come November 2020, Texans will be showing up to vote for the greatest promise-keeping politician in modern U.S. history. Love him or hate him, President Donald Trump has been a man of his political word. Taxes cut,...
Release: Cain Files Texas Heartbeat Bill

Release: Cain Files Texas Heartbeat Bill

News Release: Today, Texas State Rep. Briscoe Cain (R–Deer Park) filed House Bill 1500, known as the Texas Heartbeat Bill. This commonsense piece of legislation codifies the straightforward idea—if the heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected. The Texas Heartbeat...
“Business” Group Continues Liberal Endorsements

“Business” Group Continues Liberal Endorsements

The Texas Association of Business continued its trend of endorsing establishment candidates today with the announcement of three additional endorsements ahead of the March 6th primary election: State Rep. Dan Flynn (R–Van), Frisco’s Clint Bedsole, and Spring’s James...
Slaton Seeks Win in Rematch Against Flynn

Slaton Seeks Win in Rematch Against Flynn

GREENVILLE, Texas—After falling just short in 2016, a conservative businessman is taking another shot at winning a Texas House election and retiring one of the chamber’s most disappointing Republican legislators. Knocking on doors, putting out yard signs, and speaking...
Governing Differences

Governing Differences

We’ll be releasing the 2017 Fiscal Responsibility Index this week. While the public release is set for 2pm on Wednesday, we thought we’d share the “top-lines” with you today. All votes included on the Index were announced in advance, and focus – as the name implies –...
House Journal Reveals Straus Dictatorship

House Journal Reveals Straus Dictatorship

After effectively killing the vast majority of Gov. Greg Abbott’s special session agenda by delaying and diluting them to death, House Speaker Joe Straus adjourned the chamber sine die a full day early over the objections of dozens of lawmakers. In the video archive,...