Lobbyist Sid Miller Cons Tea Party Voters
Imagine a state legislator who, even before his final term in office ends, opens up a lobbying practice with a client base that includes state vendors and payday lenders. Now imagine that it is discovered that this same former state legislator turned revolving door lobbyist used his campaign account to play the stock market and personally profited by more than $21,000 from a loan that | Read More »
Will TLR’s Big Donors Bankroll Karl Rove’s anti-Conservative Smear Campaign?
As noted by Erick Erickson here at RedState and by a number of other media outlets, Karl Rove has decided he wants to play kingmaker in Republican primaries across America. Rove’s plan to bankroll smear campaigns against candidates backed by Tea Party groups and other grassroots conservatives is hardly a surprise- the only surprise is that Boss Rove is so brazen and open in his | Read More »
Did Joe Straus Let TLR Call the Shots on Texas Redistricting?
New e-mails recently made public indicate that a special interest lobby group, Texans For Lawsuit Reform (TLR), played a key role in the development and passage of a Texas redistricting map that was opposed by a number of grassroots activists and Tea Party groups. These e-mails show how TLR and its leadership worked closely with top aides to Texas House Speaker Joe Straus in the | Read More »