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Out of Control

Mar 1, 1997 By Paul Burka

Democratic lieutenant governor Bob Bullock’s immense power over the Texas Senate has vanished almost overnight. The Republican majority, which everyone said wouldn’t make any difference in how the Senate functions, made a difference after all. When Florence Shapiro of Plano successfully challenged Buster Brown of Lake Jackson, a Bullock ally,…

Burning Bush

Dec 1, 1996 By Paul Burka

Before the 1996 election, George W. Bush’s presidential chances were just talk. Now they’re hot. Jack Kemp blew his opportunity to be the undisputed standard-bearer with a mediocre—and, some say, disloyal—performance as Bob Dole’s running mate. The next GOP nominee will almost surely be someone who hasn’t run for president…

The New Fat Cats

Nov 1, 1996 By Paul Burka

Meet the newest Texas fat cats - the well-heeled contributors financing political campaigns in and out of our state.