Cary Cheshire

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...
Not Just Rhetoric, But a Record

Not Just Rhetoric, But a Record

Earlier this month we began laying out the criteria citizens (and their legislators) should use to evaluate candidates seeking election as the next Texas House speaker. Among the three criteria is a requirement that the individual have a positive record demonstrating...
The Citizens’ Choice is the Caucus Choice

The Citizens’ Choice is the Caucus Choice

Earlier this month we began laying out a few factors citizens (and their legislators) can use to judge candidates seeking election as the next Texas House Speaker. Among the three criteria is a requirement that the individual should win the support of a majority of...
Citizens Must Choose the Next Speaker

Citizens Must Choose the Next Speaker

When legislators return to Austin next January, one of the first items on their agenda will be the election of a Speaker of the House. For the first time in decades there’s an open contest. Since current House Speaker Joe Straus announced he would not seek re-election...
Four Price Files for Speaker

Four Price Files for Speaker

Confirming speculation that had swirled for months, State Rep. Four Price (R-Amarillo) officially filed for Texas House Speaker on Thursday morning. Since joining the legislature in 2011, Price has served as a key lieutenant of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (R–San...
Abbott Unveils “Promises Made, Promises Kept” TV Ad

Abbott Unveils “Promises Made, Promises Kept” TV Ad

As Texans move closer and closer to the November general election, campaigns on all sides are heating up and TV ads are beginning to flood the airwaves. While Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke initiated their television buys earlier this month, those were...