Re-Meet Ted Cruz (R-CAND, TX-SEN Primary).
Ted is the former Solicitor General of Texas and should be familiar to long-term readers of RedState: he was one of our featured speakers at the first RedState Gathering in Atlanta. These days he’s one of the candidates running to replace retiring Senator Kay Hutchison. We spoke about the campaign yesterday: Obviously, given Ted’s background the conversation included his reaction to Obamacare’s recent drubbing in | 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 »
RedState Gathering: Dr. Donna Campbell (R CAND, TX-25).
We had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Donna Campbell at the RedState Gathering. Dr. Campbell is running against Lloyd Doggett in the 25th district: Doggett, of course, is a favorite of the radical antiwar Left for his extensive and consistent anti-military voting record. Nasty piece of work, all in all, so it was nice to talk with his challenger: Dr. Campbell’s site is here. | Read More »
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D, TX-30) diverted scholarship money to family members.
So. We have a legislator named Eddie Bernice Johnson (D, TX-30), member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and thus one of the people whose responsibility it is to hand out partial college scholarships to worthy recipients. A worthy project, to be sure: good policy, good politics, good publicity. There is – sensibly – a non-nepotism rule; and there is – also sensibly – a rule | Read More »
Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D, TX-23) gets cranky.
Ah, to be an Entitlement Democrat these days. Apparently, Rep. Rodriguez is not particularly happy with the idea that his constituents are checked out on the CBO’s revised scoring of Obamacare. Or that they feel entitled themselves to talk back to the man. Shouting, smacking a newspaper against the table, a general ‘Do you know who I AM?’ – is this what Nancy Pelosi meant | Read More »
Meet Bill Flores (R CAND, TX-17).
Bill won his primary, and he’s up against Chet Edwards, who is having a dickens of a time trying to figure out the safest position on energy policy these days. Bill was happy to be forthright about his own positions: Bill’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
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.
Pesach Sameach, y’all.
I know that Erick declared an open thread already. On the other hand, this video (shamelessly stolen from Wizbang) abruptly became made of Pure Awesome: Trust me, you’ll know when. A happy Passover to our readers.
Texas and New Jersey: perfect together.
The New Ledger sat down with Governor Rick Perry a few weeks ago, and in the course of talking about Perry’s success (and his working principles of governing) came this exchange: TNL: …do you think Republicans will win if they embrace that sort of approach in other states with all their challenges? And what does that look like? Perry: Well, look at a state like | Read More »
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 »
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 »
Upcoming trial in Austin domestic terrorism case?
(Via Instapundit) Apparently at least one member of the Austin left-activist community was upset to at the way that one of their ‘own’ betrayed them. And by ‘betrayed them’ I mean ‘revealed details of a terrorist plot to the FBI:’ A Texas woman faces trial this month in Austin on charges she threatened to kill a government informant who infiltrated an Austin-based group that planned | 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 »
‘Doctor’ at Jackson-Lee town hall: lying, and defensive about it.
I covered this briefly yesterday on another social media site (which is a pretentious way of saying that I Twittered it): Patterico’s Pontifications tracked down a ‘Doctor’ Roxana Mayer who spoke in favor of health care rationing at what is rapidly becoming Sheila Jackson-Lee’s infamous town hall event. It turns out that she’s not a doctor; she was a state Obama delegate, and is an | Read More »
RedState Gathering – Ted Cruz.
This interview is from last week’s RedState gathering. Ted Cruz is the guy running for Texas Attorney General – and as you can see, he’s pretty serious about this race. He’s also pretty serious about using the new social media to get his message out: I think that I have maybe one more of these interviews left: as always, you should check out Dave_in_Fla’s blog | 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 »
One of hopefully many scenes from the August Health Care Rationing Grassroots Feedback Seminars.
Not one of my videos, but it should warm your heart. Via Instapundit, I present to you this delightful exercise where Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D, TX) gets some feedback from his constituents on health care rationing. By the way, do you know how Republican TX-25 is? It’s not. D+6. Doggett was apparently not expecting this level of mentoring from his employers. Moe Lane PS: Looks | 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 »