4/16/2010 11:32 AM
LSR Managing Editor William Lutz was quoted in a front page story in yesterday's Austin American-Statesman examining the impact of yesterday's primary runoffs.
Click here to read Jason Embry and Tim Eaton's story from yesterday's Statesman.
In the story, Lutz notes that Tea Party activists didn't rewrite the rules of politics, but on the margin, they were helpful in defeating Reps. Tommy Merritt (RINO-Longview) and Delwin Jones (RINO or perhaps D-Lubbock) and also played a role in Van Taylor's victory over Mabrie Jackson. Lutz also discussed the impact of gun owners on Jones's defeat by Charles Perry.