Thursday morning brief 12.13.19

Dan Patrick | Bush | Fusion Centers

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DAN PATRICK circulated an email yesterday suggesting causation between the lack of primary challenges to incumbent senators and the work accomplished during the session. Though the Senate passed may noteworthy measures, the correlation between results and the lack of primary challengers does not exist.

The reason no primary challenges emerged is GOP leadership is obsessed with the 2020 general election, there was a full-court press to chase challenges. It’s hard to mount a challenge when there is no money and big money dedicated to your defeat.

GEORGE P. BUSH lost it yesterday over what appeared to be satire, suggesting he was going to put a statue of Mexican general Santa Anna outside the Alamo. Bush has become a villain to many in the Alamo redevelopment. 

Meanwhile, Rep. Biedermann called on Gov Abbott to defend the Alamo Cenotaph. In recent days, plans to move the monument have stalled due to public backlash.

And, San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg stated the Alamo redevelopment is meant to honor Mexico.

PIERCE BUSH, GOP Congressional Candidate, and George H.W. Bush’s grandson marched in an anti-Trump protest in 2017, according to the Daily Caller.

FBI agents arrested Sylvia P. Atkinson, the Vice President of the Brownsville Independent School District Board, on Wednesday. Atkinson was indicted on one count of conspiracy, one count of bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds, and six counts of travel act-state law bribery.

FUSION CENTERS are hitting the mainstream radar. Following 9/11, Texas moved to create information gathering hubs, nine of them span the state. These massive outposts shrouded in secrecy, are about to get an infusion of cash from Governor Abbott.

Watchdog columnist for the DMN, Dave Lieber says there has been little focus on safeguarding Texans’ privacy.

IMPEACHMENT is moving forward in Congress, but at least three Texas Democrats are noncommittal: Reps. Cuellar, Allred, and Fletcher.

Hit the links

Alamo redevelopment to honor Mexico

Perry: Ted's claims about Ukraine will soon be corroborated

Huffines: Taxpayers still paying fine for Dallas County Schools

Turner Leads Buzbee By More Than 20 Points

Mayor Ramsey English Cantu ruled ineligible for HD 74 run

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