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Hometown Prosecutor Joins Probe into Bribery Allegations Against Texas House Speaker

The Brazoria County, Texas, district attorney reportedly joined the investigation into allegations made against House Speaker Dennis Bonnen regarding a June meeting with political activist Michael Quinn Sullivan. Brazoria County is Speaker Bonnen’s home and under a new Texas law, would be responsible for investigating and prosecuting any potential criminal case against him.

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (AP File Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas House Speaker Flatly Denies Unsubstantiated Bribery Accusation

The Texas Speaker of the House flatly denied an unsubstantiated allegation of bribery made by a political blogger last week. The accuser quickly responded and doubled down on his allegations of misconduct by the speaker and the chairman of the House Republican Caucus but offered no proof.

Texas Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Michael Quinn Sullivan. (Breitbart News Image)

Texas House Speaker Accused in Bribery Scheme Offers Non-Denial Explanation

The Texas Speaker of the House, implicated in an alleged quid pro quo scheme by a Texas blogger, sent an email to his fellow House Republicans offering an explanation of the meeting, but not a denial of the allegation. The speaker is accused by the blogger of offering to deliver an official government action in exchange for political campaign expenditures against targeted House Republicans.

Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen (AP File Photo/Eric Gay)

Texas HD 128: Lawsuit Seeks Videos for Use in Campaign

A Republican candidate for state representative filed a lawsuit seeking the right to use legislative videos taken during proceedings of the Texas House of Representatives in his campaign advertising. He claims that the videos highlight votes and positions that his opponent incumbent Wayne Smith (R-Baytown) has taken that are inconsistent with what Smith tells constituents.

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Texas GOP Chair Denies Email Targeted Michael Quinn Sullivan

The first email message sent to Republican Party of Texas (RPT) members from newly-elected Chairman Tom Mechler had many speculating that he was declaring war on Michael Quinn Sullivan, the Empower Texans President. Sullivan’s organization is known for criticizing Republican elected officials when they stray from conservative principles. However, after exclusive interviews with both men, Breitbart Texas can report that they are hoping for a more positive working relationship and are interested in sitting down to talk.

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Texas Ethics Commission Case Against Michael Quinn Sullivan is Dismissed, Again

A Denton County, Texas judge has once again tossed out a ruling by the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) against Empower Texans President Michael Quinn Sullivan that claimed that he had improperly failed to register as a lobbyist. The court’s ruling, affirmed the previous dismissal of the case by another Denton County judge, 158th District Court Judge Steve Burgess, finding that the TEC’s actions against Sullivan violated the Citizen’s Participation Act.

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Michael Quinn Sullivan Wins

A Denton County judge has tossed out a ruling by the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) against Empower Texans President Michael Quinn Sullivan that claimed that Sullivan had improperly failed to register as a lobbyist. The court not only rejected the TEC’s attempt to transfer the case back to Travis County, but then later ruled that the entire case was to be thrown out.

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Attorney for Michael Quinn Sullivan: ‘The Law Is Very Clear’

Trey Trainor, one of the attorneys representing Empower Texans President Michael Quinn Sullivan in his ongoing battle with the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC), fired back at the TEC, the media, and critics who have questioned Sullivan’s claims of residency in Denton County, saying that “the law is very clear” and questioning the extraordinary lengths and expense that the TEC has devoted to this case.

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Texas Senate Tosses ‘Two Thirds’ Rule, Paving Way for Conservative Agenda

On Wednesday, the Texas Senate voted on mostly partisan lines to throw out a nearly 70 year old rule that made it easier for Democrats to block bills in the Republican controlled chamber. Under the “Two-Thirds Rule,” bills could not be brought up for debate without the votes of two-thirds of the Senators, or 21 out of the 31 Senators. Republicans currently have a 20 to 11 majority, leaving them still needing the vote of at least one Democrat to advance legislation.

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