Voters in Dallas have selected two candidates — Texas State Representative Eric Johnson and Dallas attorney Scott Griggs — to advance to a runoff in hopes of replacing outgoing, term-limited Mayor Mike Rawlings. Johnson and Griggs emerged from a crowded field of nine candidates, but the road was neither easy nor cheap.
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Rather than examining voting records or how “conservative” a legislator might be, ART simply works to ensure Republicans hold as many offices at the state level as possible. Since the early 2000’s, ART has definitively sided with the more establishment wing of the Republican Party, preferring legislators who focus on the budget rather than what some might consider “hot button” political issues.
In the last election cycle Mr. Pitcock donated to both Republicans and Democrats. However, his contributions to the state’s power holders were significantly larger than to other candidates and officeholders. This political donation strategy suggests that Mr. Pitcock seeks to facilitate good will from those who have the power to impact his business, rather than to promote one political ideology over another.