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Justin Miller
Politics for Formerly: Tips: miller@texasobserver.org
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Star Tribune 7h
Sen. Amy Klobuchar's rising profile suggests she's preparing for a presidential run.
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Patrick Radden Keefe Jan 17
I'm finally reading through the court filing in the Massachusetts Sackler case. It is staggering. The Sacklers wanted to sell OxyContin as an *uncontrolled substance*. The INVENTOR of the drug had to persuade them that - while profitable - this would be a dangerous idea
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Justin Miller Jan 19
Someone needs to bone up on his Battle of the Alamo history
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Justin Miller Jan 19
He's always been a bit of a renegade -- he ousted an Obama ally in El Paso and it's pretty clear he launched Senate bid w/o any Dem blessing. But unlike Bernie, for instance, his aversion to party politics isn't really animated by ideology.
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Justin Miller Jan 19
Replying to @by_jmiller
He's very Obama-esque in this way -- Obama squandered a huge grassroots movement and allowed party infrastructure to wither away. Beto also built a big volunteer army. But a top Beto aide told me that they hadn't thought much about how to sustain it.
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Justin Miller Jan 19
Replying to @by_jmiller
Beto was never much of a party-builder. As he told VICE last spring: “I could care less, to be honest with you, about Democrats or the Democratic Party or about parties at all. I’m just going to do my best, give it all I can, and that’s all I can focus on.”
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Justin Miller Jan 19
Replying to @by_jmiller
Yes, he ran well ahead of congressional Dems around the state. But it's pretty clear that even a little nudge for Ortiz-Jones could have put her over the top.
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Justin Miller Jan 19
Replying to @by_jmiller
TX-23 was the only real swing district in the state. Ortiz-Jones lost by less than 1k votes. To be sure, this isn't all on Beto:
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Justin Miller Jan 19
Glad to see this fleshed out more: the way approached the TX-23 congressional race between his pal Will Hurd and a promising Dem challenger says a lot about his politics.
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Justin Miller Jan 18
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Justin Miller Jan 18
. insisted that his buddy was merely raising a fair point: "When did Western civilization become a negative?"
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Justin Miller Jan 18
.'s inevitable presidential bid was supposed to happen in a much different political moment, but this one will just have to do.
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Justin Miller Jan 18
“I believe that Gohmert is a white supremacist," says about her former opponent after he doubled down in defense of Steve King.
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Justin Miller Jan 18
A friend in need is a friend indeed
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Laura Barrón-López Jan 17
Rep. Steve Scalise blames Nancy Pelosi for lack of diversity in House GOP conference at E-PAC launch: "I’ve noticed that when female members run on Republican side Nancy Pelosi will spend a lot more money in many cases twice as much more to defeat Republican female candidates."
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Justin Miller Jan 17
One Candidate, One Destiny: Julián Castro’s Inevitable Presidential Bid
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David Dayen Jan 17
I remember writing about this I think 5-6 years ago and it was scoffed at.
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Patrick Svitek Jan 16
Tyler Congressman Louie Gohmert says Steve King raised a fair question via
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Nathalie Baptiste Jan 16
Beto voted yes for the the Thin Blue Line Act--federal death penalty for killing or targeting a cop. It's the type of bill, critics say, that is pushed by police unions to distract from cops killing people of color.
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