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14 Texas Republicans Ask Dan Branch To Withdraw From Attorney General Runoff

AUSTIN, TEXAS--Fourteen conservative Republican members of the Texas House of Representatives have sent a letter to State Rep. Dan Branch asking that he withdraw from the runoff election race for Texas Attorney General. The result of the primary election on March 4th showed State Senator Ken Paxton in first place with a double digit lead over Branch who finished second in a three-way race.   Read more »

at Mar 10, 2014 5:00 PM
       

Gov. Rick Perry: Barry Smitherman is “the Real Deal” – Texas Attorney General Race Update

The race is on for the next Texas Attorney General. Early voting has already begun and it lasts until February 28th. The Texas Republican Primary Election Day is March 4th, 2014.

One Texas Attorney General candidate, Barry Smitherman, stands out above the rest. The Texas Attorney General’s office is one of the largest statewide offices in Texas. As the Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, and the former head of Public utilities, Barry Smitherman is the only candidate that has proven he can effectively and efficiently run a large statewide agency.   Read more »

at Feb 24, 2014 12:03 PM
       

Primary Colors – Part 2 – Continuing Strong Leadership in the Attorney General’s office to Represent Texas Against Washington, D.C.

The March 4 primary is right around the corner and early voting starts Tuesday. This is the second in a series. (The first is here.) I cannot overstate the importance of your vote and the impact it has in the primary.

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This race is perhaps as hotly contested if not more so than others I’ve written about, as there are two genuinely conservative candidates, Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman and Senator Ken Paxton. Both have committed supporters I know and respect who have been “in the trenches” in the culture wars for years and even decades.

at Feb 18, 2014 8:23 AM
       

Texas Tribune: Stimulus Fund Allegations Spice Up Texas AG Race

The Texas tribune has reported that one of the businesses that Ken Paxton is an owner of accepted a substantial amount of money from Obama’s stimulus money. The article also explains Dan Branch’s connections to stimulus money. I am not going to comment on the article because it speaks for itself. You can read the entire article here. Below are some of the highlights from the Tribune article:   Read more »

at Feb 13, 2014 3:53 PM
       

Will Texas Republican Legislators Finally Get Serious About Worker Misclassification?

For the past several years, the Republican-led Texas Legislature has failed to make significant progress in stopping the abuses of workers through unethical employment practices. Many businesses, particularly in the construction industry, carry on a practice of classifying workers as independent contractors when they are truly employees, according to existing law.

Lawmakers have attempted to bring bills to the floor to stop the practice of companies that cheat workers and taxpayers and game the system to obtain an unfair competitive business advantage over companies who follow the law. These bills have repeatedly died in various committees because of pressure from a relatively few, but very powerful, home builders who make millions by cheating.   Read more »

at Feb 6, 2014 12:43 PM
       

Ken Paxton Backed Down from Challenging Joe Straus, Left Conservatives Hanging

Some people have asked me how I know that Ken Paxton is not the right man to be our next Texas Attorney General. There are many reasons. Do I think Ken Paxton is conservative? Of course I do, but I do not believe he is the best conservative, and I do not believe he is the best leader. Unfortunately, I know for sure that Ken Paxton will back down, even after promising not to back down.   Read more »

at Feb 4, 2014 3:28 PM
       

Barry Smitherman Campaign Takes Its Message to Television

As the run-up to early voting, which starts in just over two weeks, Texas Attorney General candidate, Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman, is taking his message to the voters with a new television ad which launched this morning.

My first ad focuses on border security and prosecution of crime along the border because that will be one of my top priorities as the next Attorney General,” said Barry Smitherman.   Read more »

at Feb 3, 2014 11:02 AM
       

Barry Smitherman’s Prosecutor Evaluations Show He Never Backed Down, Was One of Best

The Texas Attorney General is the top lawyer in Texas. He defends the state, our laws, our Constitution, and the people. He also prosecutes those who break the laws. With Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott running for Governor, we have a chance to elect a new Texas Attorney General. We need to elect a Texas Attorney General who stands firm on conservative values and who will also be an effective defender and prosecutor.

We already know that Texas Attorney General candidate Barry Smitherman has the conservative values. I have written many articles about what Smitherman believes.

at Jan 27, 2014 8:18 AM
       

Texas Conservative Review Finds Barry Smitherman Most Qualified to Succeed Greg Abbott as Texas’ Top Lawyer

Texas Conservative Review has endorsed Barry Smitherman for Texas Attorney General to succeed Greg Abbott who is running for Governor. Smitherman is currently Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission and the former Chairman of the Public Utility Commission.

We at TCR believe that the best candidate to fill Greg Abbott’s shoes as our next Attorney General is Barry Smitherman, who has the perfect combination of legal, executive and leadership experience that the job requires. The highlights of Barry Smitherman’s distinguished career include leadership experience as Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission and Chairman of the Public Utility Commission where he applied skills that he

at Jan 23, 2014 2:49 PM
       

Attorney General Candidate Barry Smitherman Announces Fundraising Exceeded Goals

Texas Attorney General candidate Barry Smitherman released fundraising results that far exceeded goals. In a three-way race, funds on hand will be a critical issue as we race to the finish line of the March 4th Primary election.

Following is a press release from the Smitherman campaign that was released today.

“Barry Smitherman’s ability to keep pace with his career politician opponents is nothing short of remarkable,” said Smitherman campaign manager, Jared Craighead. “After over a decade in the legislature,

at Jan 13, 2014 1:29 PM
       

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