February 7, 2020      11:26 AM
People on the Move
Significant hires at trade groups, a legislative pro opens his own shop, new staffers in legislative offices, and a veteran journalist moves “to the dark side”
Was it “chaos” in Iowa? No, it was people standing around
waiting like you would if you were at the service department while the
mechanics finished up work on your car or truck.
Buttigieg declaring victory and moving on – despite having no results
reported at the time – brought to mind the style of
three talented politicians: Donald Trump, Bill Clinton, and Dan
Patrick. Anyone doubt the Lt. Gov. of Texas would claim victory despite no evidence? Patrick avoided questions from some Texas
journalists in Iowa, which should come as no surprise after one of his senior
advisers recently said the way to know what Patrick is thinking is to watch him
on Fox News Channel.
After all, why
would Gov. Patrick want to explain the cognitive dissonance of arguing
President Trump will perform better in Texas this fall than he did in ’16 while simultaneously
announcing the Texas Senate might need new rules to accommodate a smaller Republican
majority in 2021? We’ll circle back to that.
Meantime in Austin
career news this week includes some significant hires at trade groups, new
staffers in legislative offices, lobby moves and a political pro opening his
own shop. Send career news anytime to email@example.com and use POTM in the subject line. Please
and thank you. Here’s the latest edition of People on the Move:
By Scott Braddock