Tag: Texas Politics

Breitbart: The Bush Brand Is Toxic Now

 

George P. Bush is having trouble gaining traction in his race for Texas Attorney General (his stepping stone to the governorship and then the White House). He has tried really hard to shake off the family legacy of “compassionate (big government) conservatism” and “illegal immigration is an act of love,” He has tried desperately to brand himself as a MAGA Republican. But the voters aren’t buying it.

His ubiquitous name recognition is emerging as a liability in the Republican party. George P. Bush, who currently serves as the state’s land commissioner, is trailing Paxton in polls. Some of the top reasons Republican voters are reluctant about him are his ties to his family’s center-right political leanings and his own past policy positions.

On May 1st, Texas will hold a special election to fill the seat of late U.S. Congressman Ron Wright, who passed away in February from COVID-19. The contentious, all-party election has 23 candidates vying for the seat, including Rep. Wright’s widow Susan.

One of the Republican candidates, Michael Wood, joins Avik Roy, President of FREOPP, to discuss his platform and why he describes this election as “the first battle in this war to take back [the Republican] Party.” In Woods’ words, “It’s time for us to move past [Trump] now before we lose to Democrats in the midterms next year and in the presidential election after that.”

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Today’s ‘Daily Shot’, in discussing #CALEXIT and the popular vote in California, said the following: “Meanwhile, talk of a Texit seems to have quieted down for now…” The linked article discusses an initiative at the Texas state Republican convention to have a vote on a Texas independence resolution that was ultimately prevented from getting to a […]

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This Texas Monthly cover isn’t really COC compliant. I felt I needed to link it anyway. It has me wondering whether the jubilee has come. For non-Texans, here is the deal.  Texas Monthly issues its Bum Steer Awards every January to the biggest morons associated with Texas and for the biggest WTF in Texas. Preview […]

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