Dirty Tricks in East Texas Politics

There are a couple of heated Texas State House races going on in East Texas right now and with 10 days till early voting starts the dirty tricks have started.

State Representative Wayne Christian is running for reelection in the redrawn deep east Texas House District 9.  Rep. Christian has been running a strong grassroots campaign across the district, picking up conservative endorsements across the board.  Wayne Christian yard signs are popping up all across the district, the problem is that 48 of his signs have been stolen, and some have even been outright replace with Chris Paddie signs, his opponent.  One local small business that is supporting Rep. Christian even caught on surveillance video a “woman in a light-colored, small SUV pulled up and replaced the Christian sign with a Paddie sign.”

Rep. Christian took the highroad and urged his supporters not to retaliate in kind, saying “we can get new signs for supporters.”  Will you stand with Wayne and help him fund another order of yard signs to replace the ones that have been stolen?  You can contribute securely online to his campaign here.

FYI: Stealing a campaign sign is a Class C misdemeanor and punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.  And you will be inducted into the campaign hall of shame if caught.

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Texas CD 25 Hays County Candidate Forum

The candidates for the new 25th Congressional District of Texas will square off in a debate on Sunday evening in Hays County.  For a full day of politics you should attend the Tea Party Express Rally at 2:00 PM on the South Steps of the Texas Capitol with Ted Cruz, Congressman Ron Paul and Senator Rand Paul and then attend this CD 25 candidate forum.

The Hays County Republican Party and North Hays Republican group is hosting the forum and all of the  Republican candidates for CD 25 have been invited.

Hays County Republican Party 
and North Hays Republican Group
Sunday, May 6 - 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm
Church of the Springs
230 Sports Park Rd
Dripping Springs, Texas

Below the jump are all of the Republican candidates running for CD 25 and their websites, twitter and facebook pages.

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Ted Cruz Campaign Releases Two New TV Ads

The Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate campaign released two new TV ads that begin airing statewide this week on broadcast and cable featuring Tea Party and Republican Women leaders along with students from the Young Conservative of Texas discussing Cruz’s proven conservative record and Dewhurst’s moderate, tax-and-spend record.

AD 1: “I’m Standing With Cruz”

AD 2: “Conservatives on Dewhurst”

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Both ads showcase just a few of the thousands of grassroots supporters who are standing behind Ted in this race, talking about why he is their choice and what they think of David Dewhurst’s record and negative campaigning.

Texas US Senate Debate Tonight- Rs and Ds

Tonight Houston PBS is hosting a live-televised U.S. Senate debate with the major Republican and Democrat candidates from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Each candidate will do a sit down interview with the moderator and then all of the candidates will be on stage and take questions from the moderator.

If you are in Houston you can watch the debate on PBS Channel 8 and it will be simulcast on KUHF-FM 88.7 FM.  If you are not in Houston you can watch it live online at www.texastribune.org or check your local public radio station or TV station.

Dan Liljenquist Reception in Austin

Tomorrow night Utah State Senator Dan Liljenquist is hosting a reception in Austin with a local online political consulting firm, Harris Media.  Dan is a Utah State Senator who is running in a competitive Republican primary for the US Senate in Utah.


Dan was named “legislator of the year” by Governing Magazine in 2011 for his work on pension reform in the state.

Utah is a red state like Texas, who ever wins the Republican primary will be next US Senator.

Tea Party Express Rally in Austin

The national Tea Party Express is hosting a rally in Austin on Sunday May 6th at 2:00 pm on the South Steps of the Texas Capitol building.  The invited speakers are US Senate candidate Ted Cruz, Congressman Ron Paul and Senator Rand Paul.

RSVP here- http://teapartyexpress-em.eventbrite.com/

 

John Stossel in Austin Today

New York Times best-selling author and Fox News host John Stossel will be Austin today at an event hosted by Citizens against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas.  Stossel will be discussing his last book, No They Can’t: Why Governments Fail – But Individuals Succeed.
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Stossel will be at 919 Congress Avenue, Suite 1500 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested, email jharris@jwhcommunications.com to RSVP.
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The back cover of Stossel’s book leads me to believe this will be a pretty enlightening conversation.  Lets hope some Austin City Council members show up and take heed to Stossel’s advice….I wonder what Stossel thinks about the Austin plastic bag ban or the Austin Energy rate fiasco among many other things.
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You can learn more about the event host, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas, online at www.calactx.com, on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/CALACTX, and follow on Twitter, http://twitter.com/calactx