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Rick Perry Endorses Thomas McNutt

Rick Perry Endorses Thomas McNutt

Thomas McNutt has rolled out another high-profile endorsement in his campaign for the Texas House, this time by former Gov. Rick Perry. Perry, who served as governor of the Lone Star State from 2000-2015, announced his endorsement this afternoon, stating: Thomas...
Ellzey Campaigns with Liberal in Navarro County

Ellzey Campaigns with Liberal in Navarro County

During election season, it is exceedingly rare to see campaigns associate with other campaigns, especially in overlapping districts where every vote counts and candidates want to avoid alienating any potential supporter. But one such example is provided just south of...
House Leadership Attempts to Influence Open Seats

House Leadership Attempts to Influence Open Seats

Departing Texas House Speaker Joe Straus and the Austin establishment are getting involved in several open-seat races across the state in an attempt to stop conservative candidates from winning. The Texas House Leadership Fund, a PAC controlled by Straus and his team,...
Abbott Endorses Thomas McNutt

Abbott Endorses Thomas McNutt

Gov. Greg Abbott is continuing his efforts to elect conservative candidates in this year’s Texas Republican primary by announcing an endorsement of businessman Thomas McNutt as he runs for the open seat vacated by State Rep. Byron Cook (R–Corsicana). “Thomas...
McNutt Making Every Effort for Electoral Victory

McNutt Making Every Effort for Electoral Victory

CORSICANA, Texas— Though he fell short of victory in 2016, Thomas McNutt is taking another bite at the apple in his campaign to represent House District 8 in the Texas House. Originally set up for a rematch against House Speaker Joe Straus’ hatchetman, State Rep....
Timmerman Shows True Colors in HD8

Timmerman Shows True Colors in HD8

In the open race for House District 8, one candidate’s associations make it clear she’s no friend to conservatives. Linda Timmerman, one of three Republican candidates vying for the seat being vacated by State Rep. Byron Cook (R–Corsicana), posed for a picture with...
Byron Cook Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election

Cook’s Austin Campaign

Residents of House District 8 have long been annoyed that their representative, State Rep. Byron Cook (R-Corsicana), flat out refuses to open a district office — despite the fact the state allocates funds specifically for that purpose. The argument against...
House District 8:  Comrade Cook’s Challenge

House District 8: Comrade Cook’s Challenge

Perhaps no single Republican has done more damage to the Republican Party’s conservative agenda than Byron Cook of Corsicana. Once considered a quiet backbencher, Cook has morphed into a card-carrying opponent of conservative causes. From his perch as chairman of the...