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Obstructionist

Obstructionist

Looking at the new statewide issues polling from Texas Tribune, I am struck again by just how out of touch Joe Straus and his “leadership” team really are from the mainstream of Texas. Let’s step back. The closest thing to “Joe Straus on the...

Mr. Opiela’s Opus

In the crazy campaign season where every nook and cranny of a person’s life and statements about the most obscure things are brought out in TV ads, mailers and social media posts, I find it incredible that the wreckage left behind by Eric Opiela is scarcely mentioned...
Eric Opiela Deceives Voters

Eric Opiela Deceives Voters

Months ago we introduced you to Eric Opiela. He is running for Agriculture Commissioner and portraying himself as a rancher, when in reality his primary occupation over the past several years has been serving as Joe Straus’ lawyer. It now turns out that Opiela isn’t...
Lobbyists/Lackeys Fundraising for Opiela

Lobbyists/Lackeys Fundraising for Opiela

It looks like the next big lobbyist fundraising venture at the Austin Club will be on behalf of Agriculture Commissioner candidate Eric Opiela. Mr. Opiela, as you may recall, is a twice-failed candidate for the Texas House and lawyer for Joe Straus. Arguably, he’s...