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March 28, 2004

Glen Lewis to Join the GOP?

By Byron LaMasters

Not yet, but he's been invited.

State Rep. Glenn Lewis, a lifelong Fort Worth Democrat who was beaten in the March 9 primary by first-time candidate Marc Veasey, has been approached by Republican leaders who want him to jump to the GOP.

Lewis, whom Veasey accused of being too friendly with powerful Republicans, said he will not move to the GOP "at this point." But he did not rule out doing so later if there are not dramatic changes in the local and state leadership of the Democratic Party.

Lewis, who is black and a lawyer, said there are too many "Anglo lawyers" making the decisions for Texas Democrats. But it's black and Hispanic voters who keep the party afloat, he contended.

The nine-year House member said that since his defeat he has received calls from Republicans including Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Rep. Joe Barton, local GOP Chairwoman Pat Carlson and Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams, one of the highest-ranking African-Americans in state government. Lewis said he has also been contacted by "some of my Democratic colleagues in the House."

Sounds like sour grapes to me. Lewis signed on as an early Craddick supporter and waffled on redistricting (before ultimately voting against it), and his choices had consequences. Lewis won a committee chairmanship, but he also lost renomination.

Posted by Byron LaMasters at March 28, 2004 07:00 PM | TrackBack


Good riddance. What the hell election does he think he can win as a Republican?

Posted by: WhoMe? at March 28, 2004 10:57 PM

Let him take Zell and all the other Dixiecrats with him. On the plus side, any time the bandwagon starts loading up with folks just looking to ride a winner, it soon gets bogged down with losers.

Posted by: AC at March 29, 2004 12:11 PM

Let him take Zell and all the other Dixiecrats with him. On the plus side, any time the bandwagon starts loading up with folks just looking to ride a winner, it soon gets bogged down with losers.

Posted by: AC at March 29, 2004 12:11 PM

In the interest of full disclosure, I wanted Representative Lewis to lose, but ...

He not only opposed redistricting, he BOYCOTTED the House over redistricting, he TESTIFIED in federal court against the new plan, he voted against ALL tort reform measure, he voted against ALL health and human service cuts, etc.

His only sin was signing on with Speaker Craddick after the Speaker already had the votes to win. Can someone explain his sins against Democratic values?

Posted by: notgonnatell at March 29, 2004 09:09 PM
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