Tuesday, January 23, 2018

#TXLEGE: Why is Dan Patrick's political consultant ALSO consulting for Dan Huberty?!?

"Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit."
Psalm 32:2

We said our piece last week about the utter, total, and complete failure that led to Dan Huberty facing a cakewalk re-election; but now that Huberty's officially running unopposed, we noticed a very interesting nugget in the press coverage:
“Game over,” Huberty consultant Allen Blakemore said in a Friday statement.

[Author's Note: Emphasis added.]
Sssay what...Allen Blakemore is Dan Huberty's consultant?!?

For those who might not be aware, Allen Blakemore's most famous client is Lt. Governor Patrick.  Blakemore is often seen as a direct proxy for the Lt. Governor.   Given this background, for Blakemore to be consulting for Dan Huberty is, at best, deeply unsettling.

To review: Last Session, Dan Patrick's top two priorities were property tax reform and school choice.  Dan Huberty maliciously killed the latter while he was a key player in watering down the former into meaninglessness.  At the same time, Huberty was pushing a dishonest school finance scheme that the Lt. Governor (correctly) characterized as a "Ponzi scheme."

Yet they have the same political consultant.

Bottom Line: For a political consultant who is often perceived to be the Lt. Governor's direct proxy to also be the political consultant for a house committee chairman who took a lead role in killing or watering down the Lt. Governor's top two priorities last session is...strange.

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