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Whether Dennis Bonnen fell into a trap or helped plan the conspiracy, his demise as Texas State House Speaker sends a clear message from Empower Texans' mouthpieceMichael Quinn Sullivanand his billionaire benefactors to the entire Texas GOP: If you aren’t with us, we will take you out.
Deep-pocketed ideologues' investment in the Texas GOP is paying off
The big money behind the takeover of Texas Republicans belongs tofundamentalist oil baronTim Dunn and a cadre of mega-wealthy extremists. Their return on investment is almost complete. For years, Dunn and the other deep-pocketed ideologues have spent millions of dollars through variousdark money front groups– chiefly Empower Texans – to move Texas policy and politics so far to the right it would makeMussoliniblush.