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Ratliff may seek Jackson’s seat

Jul 16, 2011 By Paul Burka

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…

Brian Russell attacks Bill Ratliff

Apr 13, 2010 By Paul Burka

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…

Dodging Dewhurst

Feb 3, 2009 By Patricia Kilday Hart

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…