AUSTIN — On Nov. 10, dozens among Texas’ 31 state senators and 150 state representatives, including a few memberselect who won’t be sworn for nearly two months, jumped right in and filed legislative bills in advance of the 84th regular session of the Texas Legislature, which convenes on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

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I did not find it reported on ABC News, CBS News or NBC News. However, Fox News did report and include a link to a Youtube, of the statements of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, who made it clear that Obamacare would not have passed if the public had been made aware of what was in it. According to Fox News, Gruber said that lack of transparency was a major part of getting Obamacare passed because “the stupidity of the American voter” would have killed the law if more people knew what was in it.

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AUSTIN — Winners in the Nov. 4 general election on the whole proved that incumbency and/or running as a Republican continue to be assets when Texas voters hit the polls.
Democrats Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte lost by wide margins to Republicans Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick for the offices of governor and lieutenant governor, respectively. In the Abbott-Davis race, the spread was 20 points: 59 to 39 percent. Similarly, the spread in the Patrick-Van de Putte race was 19 points: 58 to 39 percent.

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