Welcome to US Vote Smart!

This site provides information about elections using community-sourced input with documented links. It started as a resource for Montgomery County, Texas, but we are actively looking to expand its scope. Check back often, as it will be updated on a continuing basis.


November 2018 Voter Guide

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2018-11-06 election

Local MoCo "Tea Party" Comparisons

Comparisons have been made in the past between the 3 most well known groups in MoCo {the constitutional conservative MCTP, the secular moderate Patriots PAC and in the past, the Texas Conservative Tea Party Coalition - Duane Ham's "Fake Tea Party"(per Breitbart), that was started as a group w/the Tea Party name apparently to deceive voters (MoCo Police Reporter)}. This occured back in 2014 elections . Best to know the difference.

 

MoCo "Circle of Influence" (Iron Triangle) - who's funding who???  Politicians and their donors.....

The concept of the Iron Triangle, oftentimes unholy alliances between "Politicians", the special interest groups of "Mover & Shakers" and the "Wallets" that support/fund and keep them in office, would appear to be alive and well in Mo. County, and at the federal and state levels as well.  It's well known that the "wallets($$$$)", who fund campaigns at the federal and state level, consists primarily of lobbyists(see CD-8 candidate Kevin Brady).  On the other hand, most of the "wallets" at the local level are Developers, Engineers and Contractors, whom feed at the government trough and may benefit from their candidate/s in office.  This appears to be born out in the consolidated campaign finance reports and distribution of contracts over $50,000 of certain politicians and their "support" groups/donors.

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2016-03-01 Republican primary

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2015-11-03 election

2015-05-09 election

2014-03-04 primary