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September 26, 2022      10:51 AM

Video: Texas Parent PAC asks Texans to either vote for someone other than Abbott or leave that race blank on the ballot

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September 26, 2022      10:49 AM

From the weekend: Rep. Anchia will not seek reelection as Chairman of MALC

MALC Vice Chair Mary González said that if she had her way, Anchia would have stayed chairman forever. Of course, he is seeking reelection to the House

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September 26, 2022      8:18 AM

SREC votes unanimously to ask the Speaker and Lt. Gov. to stop appointing any Democratic chairs in the Legislature

Over the weekend, the State Republican Executive Committee voted 64-0 to support a resolution called “Republican Majority Means Republican Control”

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September 23, 2022      8:00 PM

People on the Move

Leadership roles, staffer moves, lobby hires, agency news, and more

We’re well into campaign season and one week out from the first and only debate between Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke. It’ll be at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg. That means another Valley trip, which I love. See y’all down there soon.

MALC, by the way, is this weekend in Grapevine instead of San Antonio, so that’s different. Hmm.

It was great to see so many of your smiling faces last week at the Transit Coalition of North Texas annual luncheon in DFW and at the Texas Association of Community Schools conference in Round Rock. Incredible groups and great discussions about the future of our state. Thanks for including me.

Meantime, there’s career news to share as we head into the weekend. Most of you know the drill by now but it’s never good to assume too much. To see career news in the pages of Quorum Report, send the scoop to ksbraddock@gmail.com and use POTM in the subject line. Rule of thumb: Try to have it on my desk before noon on Friday for inclusion in that week’s edition.

Here’s the latest People on the Move:

The rest of the story, subscribers only

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September 23, 2022      7:33 PM

Video analysis: In debate, Beto needs to swing for the fences and Abbott has to play more defense on abortion, guns

QR Editor Scott Braddock visits with Steve Spriester and Myra Arthur on KSAT TV in San Antonio tonight

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September 23, 2022      12:01 PM

Speaker Phelan pushes back on Lt. Gov. Patrick, who wants to eliminate tenure at Texas universities

Phelan said at Tribfest he "respectfully disagrees" with Patrick; UT and others apparently conveyed to Phelan that it would be "hard to recruit conservative professors without tenure."

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September 22, 2022      2:00 PM

Former Lt. Gov. Ratliff joins list of Republicans endorsing Democrat Mike Collier against Patrick

Here’s the full statement from Republican former Lt. Gov. Bill Ratliff:

“I believe Mike Collier’s background as a businessman and energy professional makes him the best candidate to help return the Texas Senate to that principle. Members of the Senate should be free to vote their district without fear of retribution or retaliation from the Lt. Governor and all 31 Senators should have a voice for their constituents.”

When I ran for office, I had support from both sides of the aisle because the people of East Texas voted for the man, not the party. As a former elected Republican, I’m putting partisanship aside and joining the growing number of Republicans voting for the man we think is best for Texas, and that’s Mike Collier.”

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September 22, 2022      11:36 AM

Spectrum News Siena College Poll shows Abbott leading Beto 50 to 43

Lt. Governor: Patrick – 49% Collier – 40%; Attorney General: Paxton – 47% Garza – 42%, per this poll

The polling memo is here.

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September 20, 2022      12:23 PM

Third Court of Appeals rejects request by Beto to move Kelcy Warren defamation lawsuit from San Saba County to Dallas County

The GOP megadonor sued O’Rourke, who’s accused Warren and Energy Transfer of raking in record profits as Texans were dying during Winter Story Uri

Statesman Reporter Chuck Lindell has more background on the lawsuit, which you’ll remember was filed back in February.

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September 19, 2022      4:07 PM

Rep. Thierry leads group of 30 Texas House members pressing DSHS to release 2022 biennium report from the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee

The letter from Rep. Thierry and others comes after Speaker Phelan said the delay "is a frustrating disappointment"

A copy of the letter sent by Rep. Shawn Thierry and 29 colleagues can be downloaded here.

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