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Abbott Treasurer Undermines Endorsements

Abbott Treasurer Undermines Endorsements

While Gov. Greg Abbott has taken the extraordinary action of endorsing against liberal Republican incumbent lawmakers in the March 6th primary, his campaign treasurer is working to undermine his efforts behind the scenes. In November of last year, Abbott stunned the...
Labor Union Lauds Republican Lawmakers

Labor Union Lauds Republican Lawmakers

The state’s largest labor union has released their endorsements for the 2018 election cycle, which included support for three Republican state lawmakers. The Texas chapter of the AFL-CIO’s slate of supported candidates predominantly features Democrat candidates....
Middleton Moving Towards March 6th Victory

Middleton Moving Towards March 6th Victory

MONT BELVIEU, Texas—Activists across one of state’s most conservative districts are rallying behind a conservative business leader as he challenges an establishment lawmaker with a weak record. Conservatives in House District 23 have been through the wringer when it...
Abbott Rakes in Record Amount of Cash

Abbott Rakes in Record Amount of Cash

On Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott announced his campaign had a record-setting $43.3 million in cash on hand, more than any other statewide candidate in Texas has ever reported in history. According to a press release from Abbott’s campaign, over 53% of contributions made...
Chambers County Comes Out Against Straus

Chambers County Comes Out Against Straus

On Monday, the Chambers County Republican Party became the latest local chapter to join a growing chorus of county delegations to call for new leadership in the Texas House. In a vote of 4-1, the county’s executive committee advanced a resolution expressing no...
Donor Dollars Over Hurricane Survivors 

Donor Dollars Over Hurricane Survivors 

For most, Hurricane Harvey meant rescue, recovery, and rebuilding, but one state lawmaker’s primary concern is the impact Harvey had on his campaign fundraising. State Rep. Wayne Faircloth (R-Galveston) is hosting an Austin fundraiser with special guest House Speaker...
Wayne Faircloth Fundraising with Joe Straus

Wayne Faircloth Fundraising with Joe Straus

During primary season, most Republican lawmakers try to distance themselves from their moderate brethren while claiming their conservative victories and bashing the Austin establishment. But, instead of distancing, one lawmaker is cozying up hoping it’ll benefit his...
Harvey is WHY Texas Has A ‘Rainy Day Fund’

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 –...
Too Much Not Done

Too Much Not Done

On the 140th day of the legislative session, the last day for work to be completed under Texas’ constitution, we generally start gearing up for the release of the Fiscal Responsibility Index, which measures lawmakers’ records on fiscal and governance issues. Not this...
House Failure

House Failure

With just hours left in the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers will be heading home with tales of their governing prowess. For members of the Texas House, that’s exactly what it will be: tall tales. The House failed to deliver on key reforms...