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 »
Ted Cruz for Senate in Texas
I said months ago that I was going to let the race between Michael Williams and Ted Cruz play out in Texas. They are both fine men and both are good conservatives. Today, FreedomWorks and Club For Growth both decided to endorse Ted Cruz. This afternoon, there are strong rumors that Michael Williams will instead run for one of the newly drawn House seats. I | 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 »
TX Senate Dem recruit once object of scorn for military interrogations
Did national Democrats’ recruitment of former Iraq commander Ricardo Sanchez transform the Texas Senate race from a blow-out into a marquee 2012 contest? Not a chance, say Republicans eyeing the race. For deep red Texas GOP’ers, the most significant task is clearing the primary field, which includes former solicitor general Ted Cruz, ex-railroad commish Michael Williams, former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and car dealer-turned-secretary of | Read More »
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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 »
Ted Cruz And Michael Williams Come To Washington
It’s going to be a tough primary season for Texas conservatives. Two great primary candidates are running for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s open Senate seat: former Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams. Both men visited CPAC this year. Both men impressed those who met and interacted with them. They also both came to the Blogger Bash and interacted with bloggers from all | Read More »
Michael Williams on the Texas Senate Primary
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In Texas, where Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is retiring, we’re likely to see the biggest, most expensive Senate primary of the 2012 season. Today on Coffee and Markets we’re talking with Michael Williams, a candidate for the job, about what his priorities will be for the race, what he would bring to the Senate, and what role he | 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 »
Ted Cruz Makes it a New Game for U.S. Senate in Texas
This morning, former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz announced via a blogger conference call that he is a candidate for the United States Senate. This is great news. Really great news. It is great news for those of us who recognize the need for new leadership in our nation, and the need to elect actual, proven, limited government, Constitution-respecting conservatives – especially from states like | Read More »
Cruz or Williams in Texas
The rumor is that, as we all expected David Dewhurst, who is more like DewCrist, is going to be running for Kay Bailey Hutchison’s Senate seat. Senator Hutchison has said she is not going to run again. DewCrist has the money and is the man to beat. We must beat him. In a state with no income tax, DewCrist is on record supporting an income | 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.