Tag: David Dewhurst

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The McConnell Meltdown

Mitch McConnell and his leadership team appear poised to enact every letter of President Obama’s agenda just to spite Ted Cruz. Mitch McConnell is melting down.

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The Tempest Around George P. Bush: What’s the Real Story?

A tempest has been around Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush for being away during his father’s presidential campaign, for his firings of top agency leaders, and the purported hiring of “friends’ and “cronies” and those close to the Bush family. What is the real story?

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Texas Grassroots Cheer News of Ted Cruz’s Presidential Campaign

Grassroots conservatives across Texas are cheering the news that Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will announce that he is running for President in 2016 on Monday. The news was especially welcomed by many activists who have supported Cruz for years, long before he became a household name.

Kenneth “Buddy” Barfield, a former campaign manager and political advisor …

Former Dewhurst Advisor Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Prison

Kenneth “Buddy” Barfield, a former campaign manager and political advisor to former Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, will spend more than seven years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $2 million from campaign accounts over a five-year period. The sentence was handed down Friday by a federal judge. Barfield had pleaded guilty in October, 2014.

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Patrick Seeks $12 Million to Keep Texas National Guard At Border

In a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced that he is seeking $12 million to continue the border surge of Texas National Guard troops through May. They are currently scheduled to leave next month, and

2011 Inauguration of Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Texas Swears-In New Governor with BBQ and Ball

AUSTIN, Texas – For the first time since the first year of this century, Texas will have a new Governor. It has been over fourteen years since Governor Rick Perry First took the oath of office filling the vacancy created after Governor George W. Bush resigned the office to become the 43rd President of the United States. On Tuesday, Greg Abbott will take over the reins of the Lone Star State from Perry and begin a new era of leadership.

Sid Miller Oath of Office

Sid Miller Sworn-In as Texas Ag Commissioner: ‘Agriculture Matters’

AUSTIN, Texas – Former State Representative Sid Miller was sworn-in as the twelfth Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture on Wednesday. The oath was administered by former Ag Commissioner, Texas Governor Rick Perry. The ceremony was held on the

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton takes the oath of office from outgoing AG Greg Abbott.

AG Ken Paxton: As Texas Goes, So Goes the Nation

AUSTIN, Texas — A veritable who’s who of Texas politics gathered in the Texas Senate chamber to celebrate the swearing in of Texas’ new Attorney General, Ken Paxton. He took the oath of office from his predecessor, outgoing Attorney General and soon to be Governor, Greg Abbott.