RS Interview: Michael Williams (R CAND, TX-…25?)
Sorry about the sound quality: we’re in the middle of a solar storm today, remember? At any rate, I talked this afternoon with Michael Williams, who is running in TX-25, assuming of course that the courts d0n’t decide to fold up the new Congressional maps for Texas into a variety of paper airplanes and fly them out of the window. The short version is: the | Read More »
RedState Interview: Michael Williams (R CAND, TX-33 PRI).
Michael Williams was formerly running in the Texas Senate primary, but has switched over to the House race in light of news that his home town is now going to be smack dab in the middle of one of the four new House seats assigned to Texas because of the last Census. We talked about that, and about sand lizards, and a few other things: | Read More »
Michael Williams to switch to TX-33 race?
Very possibly: the proposed district includes Arlington, which is where Michael Williams lives, and it would certainly help resolve the embarrassment-of-riches problem that Texas conservatives are having with regard to the upcoming Senate race. The key will be whether the proposed congressional maps go through or not… and let us simply say that the new Texas redistricting maps are interesting. Well, hey, Illinois. Still: no | Read More »
Meet the sand dune lizard.
Cute little guy, isn’t he? Well, for a lizard. He’s also known as the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard; this endearing little critter is native to the American Southwest. Specifically, eastern New Mexico and West Texas. This is what the lizard’s preferred habitat looks like: Notice what’s missing? Oil derricks. You see, the favored habitat of the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard also happens to be a favored habitat | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Michael Williams (R PRIMARY, TX-SEN)
This should have been up last week, except that I came down with the plague, more or less. Mike Williams is a former Railroad Commissioner for Texas*, an old friend of the site, and running for Senate: we spoke briefly at CPAC about the cycle in general. Mike’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost) *Which has nothing to do with railroads: it’s an elected position | Read More »
Re-Meet Michael Williams (R CAND, SEN-TX Primary).
Long-time readers of RedState are familiar with Michael Williams, of course: he was of the candidates for replacing Senator Hutchison, back when she looked ready to vacate her Senate seat. Now that she’s retiring, Michael is officially running for Senate. We talked last week: Michael was until quite recently a Texas Railroad Commissioner, which (as Texas Railroad Commissioners soon learn to explain, over and over | Read More »
Michael Williams on the Gulf Oil Spill.
I had the opportunity to talk with Texas Railroad Commissioner* Michael Williams (R) today on the spill in the Gulf: It’s a shame that he’s not a Senator right now, but it’s always a pleasure to talk with Mike. Moe Lane *For those unaware: the RRC doesn’t involve itself with railroads; it oversees Texan energy development. Hence the interview subject. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
A quick CPAC sitdown with Michael Williams.
He’s running for the Senate seat that Senator Hutchinson is going to vacate (assuming that she ever does), and I was able to touch base with him in between his speaking appearances at CPAC. Michael’s site is here: for those of you unaware of the odd nature of Texan nomenclature, a “Texas Railroad Commissioner” doesn’t actually have oversight over railroads. The position instead involves oversight | Read More »
Michael Williams (R Cand, SEN-TX) wants to talk about race.
The problem with this essay on race by Texas Railroad Commissioner and Senatorial candidate Michael Williams is that you really need to read the whole thing: there are too many good bits to cram into just one snippet. But a taste: What grieves me most, however, is not that false cries of racism shortcircuit our debate, but that it makes legitimate concern about pockets of | Read More »
Michael Williams’ (R SEN Candidate, TX) statement on Carter comments.
The Michael Williams campaign has sent around this response to former President Carter’s… interesting… comments about opposition to the President’s policies. Commissioner Williams was slightly startled to discover that he is apparently a racist: Statement by Commissioner Michael Williams, a Republican candidate for the United States Senate, concerning former President Jimmy Carter’s recent comments about critics of President Obama: “I have immense respect for President | Read More »
Newt Gingrich endorses Michael Williams for Texas Senate.
Now that I may comment: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has endorsed Michael Williams for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s soon-vacant Senate seat. It’s a strong endorsement, too (that link also leads to contribution information): Having been a part of the last effort to retake the congressional majority, I am convinced we don’t have to wait 40 years this time to regain power. Democrats in Congress offer | Read More »
Announcement by Michael Williams (R Cand, TX-SEN) campaign tomorrow.
Reposted without comment: @MichaelWilliams Watch for an exciting announcement on Tuesday via Twitter. Will also email & Facebook. …except to note that it was a pleasure to have him as a speaker at the RS Gathering. The video again, for people who may later feel the need to refresh their memories: Michael Williams from David Thompson on Vimeo. Moe Lane Full disclosure: I am in | Read More »
RedState Gathering – Michael Williams (R Cand, TX-Sen)
I have a bunch of these quick interviews, and they’ll all be going up as the day goes on. This one is with Michael Williams, who you will remember is someone that I’ve been boosting for some time. This is not his speech and question/answer session: that will be a separate video that will appear later. This is just me asking him a few questions. | Read More »
Kay Bailey Hutchison will resign seat to run for Governor of Texas.
I find some of the rhetoric going on between Senator Hutchison and Governor Perry to be already a bit harsh, so here are the bare bones of the story: Hutchison told WBAP-AM (820) host Mark Davis that she would officially kick-off her campaign in August. “Formal announcement: I am in. Then the actual leaving of the Senate will be sometime — October, November — that, | Read More »
Michael Williams’ Cap-and-Trade series, continued.
Part 4 and Part 5 of his cap-and-trade review are up. Part 4 goes in quickly about the differences between the cap-and-trade restrictions of Waxman-Markey and the Clean Air Act (very quickly: it’s the difference between carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide); Part 5 discusses the problems that W-M is going to give Texas specifically. Still remaining: the Chinese connection and how people can get involved. | Read More »
Michael Williams examines the cap-and-trade bill.
Michael Williams, current Texas Railroad Commissioner* and candidate for Senate, is doing a multi-part survey of the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill currently before Congress. He’s up to Part III (see also Part I & Part II, of course), and here’s what he’s hoping to accomplish with it: Democrats in Congress, joined with the Obama administration, are proceeding along parallel tracks to impose CO2 regulations so sweeping | Read More »
Two days left on Michael Williams’ Online Contribution Drive.
Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams is running to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson in anticipation of her vacating her Senate seat to run for Governor, and he’s currently attempting to raise $10,000 by May 31st. Here’s some footage from him from the April 15th Tea Party: If you like this, or his stance on current issues, feel free to donate. Full disclosure: I am in | Read More »
So we give Michael Williams a few months of incumbency as Senator.
Sen. John Cornyn is worried that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is going to retire early this fall to run for Governor, but I’m missing the problem here (via Political Wire): “My guess,” he told Texas reporters at his Senate office today, is that Hutchison will resign “this fall sometime.” That would allow Perry to appoint an interim senator and allow a special election to take | Read More »
Looking at the Michael Williams for Senate Online Presence.
Before we go any further: if you’re not checked out on this guy, check out the two speeches below: and …then read this old diary. And this official website.