Cary Cheshire

Bonnen Expected to Claim Caucus Nomination Clinched

Bonnen Expected to Claim Caucus Nomination Clinched

AUSTIN, Texas — According to sources in the Texas Capitol, State Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R–Angleton) will claim this afternoon that he has the votes necessary to win election as speaker of the Texas House. A legislator for more than two decades, Bonnen officially entered...
Dallas County Republicans Defeated

Dallas County Republicans Defeated

After turning blue several elections ago, Dallas Republicans knew that they’d be in for a fight, but they didn’t expect it to be a rout. With the votes tallied Tuesday, Dallas County Republicans of all stripes were largely wiped out. Conservatives like State Rep. Matt...
Dan Patrick Re-Elected as Lieutenant Governor

Dan Patrick Re-Elected as Lieutenant Governor

Voters across Texas are celebrating tonight after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was re-elected by an impressive margin. Patrick, a former talk radio host turned Republican politician, centered his re-election campaign on an aggressive agenda of increasing teacher pay and...
Abbott Campaigning for Down-Ballot Republicans

Abbott Campaigning for Down-Ballot Republicans

Despite his own opponent doing little in regard to campaigning, Texas’ highest-ranking Republican official has been running an aggressive campaign to shore up support for GOP candidates statewide. While Gov. Greg Abbott has spent more than $20 million campaigning...
Zerwas Quits Speaker Race, Bonnen Rumored to Enter

Zerwas Quits Speaker Race, Bonnen Rumored to Enter

One of the first candidates to enter the race to succeed outgoing Texas House Speaker Joe Straus is calling it quits, and a longtime rumored candidate may finally enter the race. Late Sunday night, State Rep. John Zerwas (R–Richmond) announced he would be withdrawing...
Rumors: Clardy Campaigning on Coalition Government

Rumors: Clardy Campaigning on Coalition Government

A candidate running for speaker of the Texas House believes he has his election all sewn up according to citizen sources in his district. According to several activists in East Texas, State Rep. Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches) has told a number of his constituents that...
Citizens Should Demand Real Results on Reforms

Citizens Should Demand Real Results on Reforms

Earlier this month we began laying out a few factors citizens (and their representatives) should use to judge candidates seeking election as the next Texas House Speaker. Among the three criteria is a requirement that the individual win the support of a majority of...
Poll Shows Cruz Lead, No Blue Wave in Texas

Poll Shows Cruz Lead, No Blue Wave in Texas

Despite the calls that “this year will be different” and prophecies of a “blue wave,” Texas Democrats appear headed toward adding another two years to their current 24-year shutout from statewide office in the Lone Star State. In a currently-ongoing poll by the New...