The Hill reported on April 9 that the anti-incumbent super-PAC Campaign for Primary Accountability is back, and it will once again target long-serving lawmakers. Why should this concern us in Texas? It so happens that one of the targets of is Lamar Smith, of San Antonio.
I trust that most readers will figure out that another San Antonio politician might be interested in filling a vacancy, should Mr. Smith’s seat become available. I don’t think that is likely to happen, and I can’t imagine that Joe Straus would get a hankering to serve in Congress. As I have already written, it’s the worst job in American politics. In any event, I think Straus is too smart to think about running for Congress. He would hate it.