In the first conversation of a new interview series called "Out of Office," the former Speaker of the House and the former lieutenant governor discuss their years in the Lege, how the Capitol has changed, and what to expect this session.
Not Bill. Not Thomas. Bennett Ratliff, the eldest son of the former lieutenant governor, is contemplating entering the race for District 115, the seat being vacated by former Dallas County commissioner Jim Jackson. As is likely to be the case in many districts that are up for grabs, there are
The Russell campaign sent out this e-mail today: After a solid week of lie-riddled negative mail, my opponent has now launched an autodial endorsement call by Bill Ratliff, the father of the failed “Robin Hood” school finance system, who has recently made headlines by running his liberal son against the
David Dewhurst’s committee assignments late Friday spotlighted the challenge this session presents for Florence Shapiro, whose interest in running for the U.S. Senate places her in perilous territory vis-a-vis the Texas Senate’s presiding officer, who likewise is considering a relocation to Washington. While Dewhurst’s committee assignments shifted authority from Shapiro