Trial lawyers spend a lot to little effect in Texas races
Texas' Democratic Party is in shambles today, despite tens of millions in trial lawyer money that was invested to rebuild it. This year, Democrats failed even to field a credible candidate for U.S. Senate. And so to avoid throwing too much good money after bad, Mostyn and other trial lawyers changed their strategy. Instead of going all-out for the Democrats, they found and funded friendly Republicans to run in the contests that were decided this week. They concentrated especially on two open-seat state Senate races where they saw an opportunity to install Republican friends of the trial bar. They made huge individual contributions to candidates, and funneled millions more through PACs mostly connected to Mostyn, with deceptive names like "Conservative Voters of Texas," "Texans for Insurance Reform" and "Texans for Individual Rights."
Taylor had some very effective ads exposing the scam. Sen. Wentworth will be in a runoff with a emergency room doctor named Donna Campbell. I think she has a good chance of winning.She would definitely be an upgrade. I expect the trial lawyers will invest even more in Wentworth's runoff effort to try to keep him as a blocking force in the Senate.