January 2014

Eric Opiela Deceives Voters

Eric Opiela Deceives Voters

Months ago we introduced you to Eric Opiela. He is running for Agriculture Commissioner and portraying himself as a rancher, when in reality his primary occupation over the past several years has been serving as Joe Straus’ lawyer. It now turns out that Opiela isn’t...
Cruz Leads Where TXLege Fails

Cruz Leads Where TXLege Fails

Ted Cruz recently spoke at a school choice rally in Houston, celebrating the kickoff of National School Choice Week.  Thousands of similar rallies all over the country are scheduled, as school choice initiatives in over 23 states are growing in both success and...
Davis Democrats for Massengale

Davis Democrats for Massengale

Battleground Texas might field a candidate for State Representative in House District 83 after all. Lubbock ISD School Board President Steve Massengale will likely tout his new endorsement from the Lubbock Educators Association. But, he will fail to mention this group...
But what are you FOR?

But what are you FOR?

It inevitably happens during the campaign season. It’s the call in which someone who had been completely radio-silent suddenly expects a last-minute endorsement because an opponent is “so bad.” Sorry, but we don’t endorse against people. Heck,...
Fundraisers Speak Louder Than Words

Fundraisers Speak Louder Than Words

As cited in an interview by the Texas Tribune, Sen. John Carona (SD16-Dallas) has a proud, unapologetic history of hosting fundraisers for liberal Democrats facing Republican challengers, including some at his private home in Dallas. The most surprising beneficiaries...

Video Outlines Evidence Against Murphy Turner

In advance of two hearings in Bexar County this week, Empower Texans has submitted to the court a video outlining the contradictory statements made by Murphy Turner Associates. The short video, created at the direction of lead counsel Joe Nixon of Beirne, Maynard...