New Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prepared Sunday to become the latest powerful state official booked on felony charges, but unlike when Rick Perry smiled for his mug shot last year, Republicans are not rushing to Paxton’s defense.
The right-leaning Texas Legislature is struggling to deliver on promises, saying they’re being torn in multiple directions while trying to represent a Tea Party-fueled base. From libertarians to “rock-ribbed Republicans,” there is a fracture over countless agendas.
In a defiant challenge to GOP leaders, immigration hardliners in Congress announced Wednesday they will oppose upcoming legislation to keep the government open.
Mitt Romney rallied with Kid Rock and President George W. Bush had a fan in Alice Cooper. But a Ted Nugent encore in the Texas governor’s race is growing unlikely after blowback from Republican Greg Abbott’s embrace of the ultimate shock rocker.
Governor Rick Perry has condemned inflammatory remarks by Ted Nugent that resurfaced after the rocker campaigned with Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott.
This is a huge political upset that is sending shockwaves through the Republican establishment here in Texas and all the way to Washington.
In Texas, the GOP hit the media with its best shot, if the best shot were to involve two men in their 60s and punches to the jaw and neck.
The general election was more than a month ago, yet the Republican tidal wave keeps getting bigger in Texas.