Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa is having a much easier sail to victory than he had originally feared. Unfortunately for his Republican opponent, Raul Torres, everybody likes the incumbent and his record.
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times summed it up pretty well in their endorsement:
District 34 Rep. Connie Scott, R-Robstown, spent a chunk of her interview with us to extol Hinojosa for mentoring her through a challenging freshman term.… Continue reading
Remember Judge Head’s fears of a UN invasion on Texas soil? He is pushing for a tax increase in Lubbock County in order to adequately fund and reinforce local law enforcement.
Well, the West Texas leader is no longer alone in his preparations for threats to our state and national sovereignty. Attorney General Greg Abbott is drawing a hard line in the sand with against the most suspicious and dangerous of threats facing Texas — international election observers.
Francisco “Quico” Canseco has run a pretty desperate campaign this election cycle.
First, he tries to smear his opponent, Rep. Pete Gallego, as an extreme abortion proponent. Then, the conservative Congressional Leadership Fund SuperPAC released “Look,” a sleazy video that paints Gallego as a tax-raising* liberal. Now, Canseco has reached a low point in this campaign by attacking his opponent’s Catholic faith. Continue reading
I grew up on the coast, so I have a special appreciation for maritime fun in the sun. It is nice to know that State Representative Raul Torres shares my appreciation as well. In the face of a tremendous shortfall and cuts to essential services in education, health care and security, Torres introduced HCR 93, a bill that sought to encourage a tax break for yacht owners. Inspired by the similar audacity of the Florida legislature, Torres thought it would be worthwhile to decrease badly-needed revenue for the state in order to support Texas’ suffering skippers. When challenged by his Democratic colleague Mike Villarreal, Torres argued,
This is not just for rich people. You can get used yachts as well.”
Unfortunately for Pobre Raul, this effort died in committee. Continue reading