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Great Night For Conservatives

Great Night For Conservatives

Tuesday night’s Republican run-off was great for conservatives, posting strong wins around the state. It was also a very bad night for squishy Republicans, like House Speaker Joe Straus. And a downright miserable one for Mr. Straus’ own state senator, the newly...
Chisum Goes For A Taxer

Chisum Goes For A Taxer

It’s sad to see State Rep. Warren Chisum ending his career in public service by supporting a self-admitted tax-raiser. But then, Mr. Chisum has spent too much of his time in public office cavorting with big-spenders and high-taxers. Mr. Chisum chose not to seek...

Ken The Tax King

Poor Ken King, even his supporters admit he’s a tax raiser. In defending Ken “The Tax” King, fellow tax-hiking Canadian ISD board member Salem Abraham interrupted an event to claim his friend was being maligned as a tax-raiser. As proof, he...

Battle Lines Are Clear in Runoffs

You can learn a good deal about someone by the company they keep.  This maxim is especially valuable in a Republican primary where every candidate will tell you they are as conservative as Ronald Reagan. In this summer’s primary runoffs conservative voters benefit...

It Comes Down To Leadership

West Texans have an important choice to make in the GOP Primary run-off between State Rep. Jim Landtroop and challenger Ken King. The first is a proven conservative who made good on his word; the other a tax-raising double-talker. During his 2010 campaign, Mr....

Restraining Order Issued Against Turner, White

A statement from Michael Quinn Sullivan, the president of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility, about a restraining order filed today against Holly Turner, Brad White and ‘Texans for Fiscal Accountability’: Yesterday we noted in an e-mail and on our website about the...

Desperate Consultant Fraud

Voters beware! It appears some campaign consultants — tied to the anti-conservative agenda of House Speaker Joe Straus — are attempting to deceive Texans by playing off our name. It’s a sign of conservative ascendancy, and the establishment’s weakness,...
Todd Staples: Opposing A Conservative

Todd Staples: Opposing A Conservative

According to the Austin rumor mill, Ag Commissioner Todd Staples will be throwing his endorsement against a conservative incumbent… in favor of a moderate, anti-tort-reform legislator-turned-lobbyist. For someone who wants to run for lieutenant governor in two...
The Guy That Raises Taxes

The Guy That Raises Taxes

It’s not often a Republican primary race for the Texas House gets this clear of a distinction. One candidate is a proven taxpayer champion, the other has admitted he’s “the guy that raises taxes.” The bad news is that the guy who raises taxes has lots of family money...

Principled Stand

When Joe Straus was re-elected by the House of Representatives to serve again as the state’s 3rd highest ranking constitutional officer, 17 members stood on principle, keeping their word to constituents, and did not vote for Mr. Straus. Amongst what has been an...