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November 15, 2019      5:30 PM

HK: Defending a GOP House majority with a damaged Speaker and no political director

Abbott’s daily endorsements suggest little more than giving incumbents’ material for their mailers when what they really need is fundraising, polling, GOTV, messaging and a sage hand at wheel they trust

Another day, another gubernatorial endorsement for an incumbent House Republican. The endorsements are fairly boilerplate but may prove to be useful in discouraging expensive primary challenges and in future mailers. Is there a new Gubernatorial–House Republican team effort building now that Speaker Dennis Bonnen appears to have been sidelined?

The money guys know that a political director for the House Republican effort is desperately needed, but there are no likely candidates. Complicating matters more, the power of the political director flows directly from the Speaker and that is a muddy imperative.

By Harvey Kronberg

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