Fox News’ parent company, brand new Fox Corp. (still owned and controlled by the Murdochs, not Disney), has hired a former top Joe Biden aide to be its main man in Washington.
Broadcasting and Cable first reported: “Danny O’Brien, who heads up Fox’s lobbying arm in D.C., has hit the ground running on day one of the new Fox Corp. (March 20). O’Brien, once a top aide to former Vice President and likely future presidential candidate Joe Biden, was brought on in October as EVP and head of government relations for the new Fox Corp. He has been ramping up the operation for the past four months, including for what will be a months-long battle with cable operators over the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) act.”
Well, there you have it. Politico noted that O’Brien is not technically a registered lobbyist.
Roll Call previously reported on how O’Brien was a top Senate staffer for Joe Biden and Bob Menendez and worked in the Bill Clinton White House.
Fox recently added Paul Ryan to their board and Donna Brazile to their network as an on-air commentator.
I explained the situation behind the scenes at Fox News, where conservatives are scrambling to figure out why their network is rapidly turning into an anti-conservative Quisling network.
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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