Everyone at the Texas Lege knows Senator Bryan Hughes is a nice guy. But they may not know that Hughes and some others in the GOP establishment are submitting "not-nice" bills that make plain they are out for independent voter blood and one-party rule.
"Senator Hughes' SB2532 is a purely monopolistic sleight of hand. I don't care if you've got Ross Perot's bank account; this is a blocking bill to stop the independent political movement by doubling the signatures when we haven't seen a statewide independent candidate in Texas since 2006 when Carole Strayhorn and Kinky Friedman ran as independents for Governor," says LIV's Linda Curtis, the only expert who showed up to explain how Hughes' SB2532 would impact millions of Texas voters, from all affiliations, who want more electoral choices.
Don't Be Fooled By Huffy Hughes
Curtis pointed out, "Hughes didn't bother to bring his own expert, a standard practice when laying out a bill for committee consideration. This makes me wonder what else is planned by the powerful Senator, 'Huffy Hughes', a name given to him by the lovely Libertarian, Ginny Moore. Might that include last-minute amendments to remove our current minor parties in Texas from the ballot -- the Libertarian and Green parties? And, what about the newcomers, such as the Forward and No Labels parties?"
The Texas GOP establishment is so hot to trot with Trojan bills to stop the independent movement; LIV is getting folks together to rein the dudes in! If you care about electoral competition, show up!
Join us at the Inc '23 conference in Austin on Tuesday, from 12:30 to 1:50 pm, in the Break Room for a pow-wow to make sure Texas Independents and Minor Parties Unite!
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