State representative Mike "Tuffy" Hamilton has accused his primary opponent, James White, of making inappropriate sexual remarks to his students when he was a teacher in Livingston ISD.
Several Republican primary battles in Texas seem to be about burnishing conservative bonafides, and few races better demonstrate this effort than the contest between James White and Mike "Tuffy" Hamilton.
The Joe Straus who put together these committee assignments was a different Joe Straus from the one who made the appointments in 2009. Straus 2.0 is a much more skilled politician. For those who had labeled him a RINO, he spiked that attack by appointing 27 Republican chairs to only 11