Last week I reported, in a piece on Speaker Craddick’s strategy to take his case for his reelection as speaker to the Republican base, that Linda Harper-Brown was trying to recruit a primary opponent for Kirk England. My information was specific: that she was advising a potential candidate who worked for DFW airport. A Republican consultant called to say that this was not the case, that Harper-Brown is not going to get involved in the races of her colleagues. I asked if this included the potential candidate at DFW. The answer was: She didn’t approach the potential candidate; the candidate approached her, and she offered general advice that she would give to any candidate seeking to run for the Legislature. I leave it to readers to decide whether this is a distinction without a difference.
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