A note from Congressman Randy Neugebauer
Congressman Neugebauer sent along the note below and asked if I’d post it. Gladly. I also sent him $30.00 yesterday. — Erick I am Randy Neugebauer, the Congressman who said the Democrat’s health care bill is a baby-killer. Now, Democrats are demanding that I apologize for it. I think Red State is a good place to respond to that request, and Erick Erickson was kind | Read More »
2010 US House Pickups in Texas
Texas has 32 House seats, and 12 of these are currently held by a D. There will be a run-off GOP primary on April 13th for six of these twelve. We have a name for a GOP candidate in the 2010 general election for the other six seats. Below is a table where I list these House seats and order them by what I consider | Read More »
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 »
Texas Governor Primary: A Postmortem
Rick Perry has governed for over nine years. Kay Bailey Hutchison has been a U.S. Senator for over sixteen. Perry began in dire straits: it appeared as though Sen. Hutchison could oust him with a 10-15% margin. Hutchison teetered–to her campaign’s significant disadvantage–on her decision to resign from the Senate or not, and when. Enter Debra Medina, who gained slowly but steadily in the polls. | Read More »
Will Kay Bailey Hutchison Now Leave Washington?
Governor Rick Perry delivered a crushing blow to Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Texas GOP primary tonight. Senator Hutchison never gave a compelling reason to turn out Texas’s longest serving governor other than that it was her turn. The selfishness in Hutchison’s campaign rubbed Texas voters the wrong way and the disastrous campaign that ensued did her no favors. Remarkably, Texas’s longest serving governor was | Read More »
The Eyes of Texas on Congress
Texas has the first of the congressional primaries taking place this Tuesday, and there are a few interesting races to keep your radar screen. The first race is the District 4 race. The incumbant, Ralph Hall, is a former Democrat who became a Republican and has served the district for many years. One of the issues he has been facing is a constituency that wonders whether he | Read More »
Will KBH Bow Out For the Good of Texas?
Next Tuesday, Texans will vote in their respective primaries, and all eyes are on the race for the Republican nomination for governor. If no candidate gets 50% of the vote, there will be a run-off between the top two, which will be Governor Perry and Senator Hutchison. Such a run-off will allow Democrat Bill White, who will win the Democrat nomination easily over opponent Farouk | Read More »
A Gauntlet is thrown down before Olbermann
[Update: I didn’t scroll far enough] On February 27 most recently radicalized right-wingers will be celebrating a special birthday, the anniversary of the first national tea party, following “The Rant” of Rick Santelli. One group out of Dallas, Texas couldn’t help but notice while Keith Olbermann constantly calls tea party goers “racists” and worse, he’s never actually been to a tea party. How could he | 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 »
Austin Tea Party Leaders Speak with Lady Libertas about Joseph Stack
Lady Libertas reached out to the Leaders of the Austin area Tea Party groups to get their official statements on Joseph Stack and to confirm … once and for all (this means you moonbats) … that Joseph Stack is NOT A TEA PARTY MEMBER and his actions are condemned unequivocally by everyone involved in the Tea Party. Lady Libertas would like to extend thoughts and | Read More »
Texas Tea Party Voting Republican?
Early primary voting has started in Texas and after just a couple of days, interesting results are filtering in. Reports I have seen are showing a large Republican turnout, easily exceeding the 2006 off year elections and matching the early vote totals in the presidential year of 2008. This may well indicate that the hyperactive Texas Tea Party folks are voting Republican. Many first time | Read More »
Beck Has A Revealing Interview With TX Tea Party Candidate
Glenn Beck has a policy of not endorsing candidates – sort of. While he is faithful about his disclaimers on air, he finds it hard (as most of us would) to not like one or the other contestant in a race. His trusty assistants Stu and Pat don’t make it any easier with their on-air needling of him about the statements made by candidates while | Read More »
Revolutions Do Indeed Start In Massachusetts
On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. This set in motion events that lead to the American Revolution in 1775.
, Boston Tea Party
, Chuck Devore
, Marco Rubio
, Michael Williams
, pat toomey
, Samuel Adams
, scott brown
Rick v. Kay
Great write up by Brad Jackson about this race. In the old west, two fierce rivals would gather on opposite ends of a dusty street, itchy trigger fingers at the ready. Whoever was the faster, more accurate shooter won, generally with grave consequences for the loser. There aren’t many old west-style dusty streets left in Texas these days, but there is a showdown nonetheless in | Read More »
Hutchison Reaffirms Support for Roe v. Wade in Texas Debates
Tonight in Texas, the Republican Gubernatorial debate took place at the University of North Texas in Denton. Participating were Governor Perry, Senator Hutchison and Debra Medina. There were a number of highlights and lowlights – but suffice it to say, it was pretty clear that Senator Hutchison is of Washington and Governor Perry is of Texas. The most important, and telling, exchange occurred between the | Read More »