With the 87th session of the Texas Legislature rapidly approaching in January, multiple reports have taken note of a new player looking to roll the dice on influencing Texas politics – the casino industry.
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Sid Miller, who is seeking a second term as Texas Agriculture Commissioner, fought off two challengers in the March Republican primary. Miller won with approximately 56% of the vote, fending off Jim Hogan, who ran against Miller in 2014 as a Democrat, as well as conservative lobbyist Trey Blocker. Miller is being challenged in November by Kim Olson, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel.
The Democrat nominee, Justin Nelson, is a law professor at the University of Texas and founder of a nonprofit, One Nation One Vote, whose mission is to eliminate the electoral college system used to elect America’s president. Instead, One Nation One Vote advocates electing the U.S. President by popular vote. Both candidates were unopposed in their respective primary elections.