November 1, 2019      4:50 PM
People on the Move
Key moves in the lobby and among staffers; a Chamber president takes a gig in Austin
It has sort of shifted toward
feeling like an interim. Nice and quiet for a few days. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
issued interim charges and the speaker…well, stay tuned.
That’s unresolved but we’ll
keep an eye on what’s going on with the Texas House. The gathering
of GOP contributors and allied organizations yesterday was called a “waste of
time” by some in attendance. But Dave Carney’s presentation was said to
be “well done and interesting” by others.
Carney apparently said
that as many as roughly 30 Texas House seats are in play. Those aren’t all
Democratic pickup opportunities, mind you. Many of those are seats held by freshman
Democrats that Carney thinks the GOP could win back. Seems optimistic,
particularly for his business. Another veteran GOP consultant said that when
Carney tells donors Gov. Greg Abbott will support field operations for
House candidates, what he means is that Abbott block walkers will also drop off
literature about those members when they’re knocking doors for the governor.
Meantime, there are some
key moves in the lobby and among staffers to tell you about. Career news is
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By Scott Braddock