To: Dog Gone
Of great importance to Texas conservatives; stress the importance of the Dewhurst race for Lt. Gov. Seems to be the most common ticket splitter here in West Tex. I guess due to Sharp's high name recognition. Legislatively, Lt. Gov. has more clout than Perry will. Lt. appoints Senate committee chairs and members, controls flow of bills to the floor, and chairs the Legislative Budget Committee. Governor has only veto control of output. Polls show this is the closest statewide race. Sharp as Lt. Gov. will guarantee gridlock at best, a Dem agenda at worst.
posted on 10/22/2002 8:21:29 PM PDT
The Dewhurst race is critical. I suppose the state senate could vote to change the rules to strip the Lt. Gov of the ability to control the senate, but I don't know if we'll have enough votes to do it.
Best just to defeat Sharp up front.
posted on 10/22/2002 8:33:20 PM PDT
by Dog Gone
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