Hilary Clinton celebrated the two-year anniversary of Onward Together on May 9, 2019.
Clinton co-founded this organization with former Vermont Governor Howard Dean a few months after her unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid.
She launched Onward Together from her personal Twitter account. The former Secretary of State transferred $800,000 from her 2016 presidential campaign to Onward Together before announcing the group’s launch in May according to FEC reports.
The vision for this group is “to advance the vision that won nearly 66 million votes” of a “fairer, more inclusive, big-hearted America.”
In her recent tweet, she congratulated the 13 partner groups that make up this coalition, which include Color of Change, Emerge America, and Voto Latino
She specifically celebrated the coalition’s efforts in reuniting families at the Southern border.
We’ve raised money to reunite families separated at the border and brought in $12 million for progressive groups, candidates, & committees during the 2018 elections. There’s so much to be proud of. I hope you’ll take a moment this week to reflect on how far we’ve come together.
Since her loss, Clinton has worked outside of public office to advance the conventional Democratic Party planks of expansive government and identity politics. One of the Democrats’ key issues has been mass migration, which Democrats like Robert “Beto” O’Rourke have publicly supported despite the negative consequences these policies have brought about in other places in the world.
With her political career pretty much over, Clinton will continue working behind the scenes to advance her party’s agenda.
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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