Wednesday morning brief 1.8.20

Speaker politics

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TEXAS SPEAKER politics are not on hold; they’re just playing out in the background. Yesterday in the DMN, Bob Garrett wrote about the fallout from Speaker Bonnen’s crash out of the legislature ahead of the 2020 election:

So you get strange sights such as this: At the Austin Club on Tuesday night, powerful House Republicans Craig Goldman, Dan Huberty, Dade Phelan and Drew Springer are “special guests” at a fundraiser for the lowly Freedom Caucus member Briscoe Cain. In the next speaker’s race, one of them may need Cain’s vote, and he has a primary opponent. Formerly a pariah, he’s suddenly a cool guy.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS across the state have a history of using public resources to run political campaigns. One taxpayer has held her school district accountable for illegal electioneering.

THE BUSH family name is getting its tires kicked in a suburban Houston primary race.

BETO mania hasn’t reignited. Expect the press to continue yelling “clear” as they slap the paddles to Beto’s political career.

TEXAS MONTHLY has a deranged critique of the White Settlement shooting, criticizing celebration of the outcome. While everyone mourns the deaths, spared lives are cause for celebration. That a common-sense law helped this to happen, disrupting the left’s narrative is secondary.

So, it’s alright to celebrate and mourn here like it is okay to celebrate and mourn the heroes who overtook killers on Flight 93. Walking and chewing gum is hard for some.

Hit the links

Sen. Charles Perry Endorses in HD60 Race

Young Conservatives of Texas Release Legislative Ratings

Gov. Abbott convenes domestic terrorism task force

Dallas County getting new voting equipment

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