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One Spendoholic Goes Honest

Kirk EnglandNot much of a surprise, everyone's been whispering about it for weeks, but it was announced last night that State Rep. Kirk England of Grand Prairie is swapping the "R" for a "D."

Given that he only rated a 47% on fiscal issues, first-termer England had signaled his opposition to conservative fiscal principles with nearly every vote he took.

There are only three Republicans in the Texas House who scored lower than England: Tommy Merritt of Longview (38.5%), Charlie Geren of Fort Worth (45.5%) and Delwin Jones of Lubbock (46.2%). They campaign under the banner of the fiscal conservative brand, but vote something else entirely.

This is going to be a very interesting election cycle…

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Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael is the CEO of Empower Texans. A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Sullivan is married with three children. He divides his time between the Metroplex, the rest of Texas, and Austin.

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