Wednesday morning brief 12.11.19

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BILL ZEDLER, like Mike Lang before him, made the last-minute call not to seek election in 2020. He did so the day after the filing deadline had passed and the day after getting a primary opponent, Mansfield Mayor David Cook.

This will open up an extended filing period for the position. Fort Bend County GOP announced yesterday that there would be a bonus time to file for the seat Rick Miller abandoned last week after running into a cancel culture buzzsaw.

GOVERNOR ABBOTT yesterday endorsed Rep. Sarah Davis in her bid for reelection. This was going to happen despite Abbott saying of Davis in 2018, “She’s not really a Republican.”

Abbott made it a point shortly after the session to say he was going to endorse all GOP members of the Texas House. Except for Rick Miller’s rescinded endorsement, everyone has an endorsement. If everyone gets one, is there any value?

MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS were getting a free pass from the man tasked with cracking down on them according to an indictment unsealed Monday.

PENTAGON funding can’t be used to build the border wall after a Texas judge ruled on Tuesday. An appeal is expected.

DEMOCRATS in competitive congressional districts on Monday floated the idea of censuring Trump instead of moving ahead with impeachment. This didn’t happen, but as was noted last week, the fear of impeachment's adverse effects has broken out of the backrooms.

Hit the links

Buttigieg Slips, While Biden And Sanders Gain

City Council Postpones Plan To Buy Another Hotel To House Homeless

New Judge To Decide On Removing Life Support For Tinslee Lewis

700,000 people moved out of California last year; Texas most popular destination

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