With the filing deadline behind us, I wanted to post some thoughts after visiting with a prominent Republican operative who keeps a close eye on legislative races.
--Two trends are evident in this year's campaign. One is that this is not necessarily shaping up as a tea party year. There are a lot of Main Street Republicans running for the House of Representatives -- business people and school district leaders. Some of the candidates backed by Michael Quinn Sullivan might find themselves on the losing end of races. Matt Schaefer faces a strong opponent in Tyler. The same is true for Jonathan Stickland, whose opponent in Bedford is a popular former coach and educator.Read More