The pejorative was attached to anyone entering the sacred space of incumbent senators at the time — most of whom were Democrats.
The label was passed along from year to year as the Texas Senate became more conservative, and now some of the politicians who originally represented the leading edge of the conservative wave — like Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville — are themselves under attack for being too liberal.
The description attached to Nelson, R-Flower Mound, back in the 1990s said a lot about the makeup of the Legislature back then. Democrats were in charge, and almost every Republican elected to the Senate replaced a Democrat. From their own perspective, each defeated member of the club was being knocked off by, as they put it, “some crazy right-winger.” It was their name for any incoming Republican.
Nelson, for instance, replaced a rural Democrat named Bob Glasgow. Unlike some of her colleagues from back then, she is still considered a bona fide conservative today.
Only eight senators had more conservative records than Nelson in the 2013 session, according to an analysis by Mark P. Jones, chairman of the political science department at Rice University. Nelson is on the short list of senators who could lead the budget-writing Finance Committee — an idea floated by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who is in a runoff for lieutenant governor against the incumbent, David Dewhurst. Patrick, by the way, cast the Senate’s most conservative votes last year, according to Jones’ analysis.how shopping when the shopping centre will open how to add shopping cart to blogger how to share shopping list iphone what is vietnam famous for in shopping how to logout of amazon shopping where do pirates do their shopping how many calories do you burn shopping for 3 hours how to get rid of flies in the house quickly where to complaint against online shopping sites how do i get rid of shopping list on pinterest how to get your products on google shopping when is a good time to go prom dress shopping how to set up shopping ads on google what was furniture shopping like before ikea when is primark online shopping what online shopping what does outlet mean in shopping which app is best for clothes shopping what to do when wedding dress shopping what to wear when suit shopping which app is best for online shopping what is an online shopping cart which shopping site doesn't require an otp why is my dog pooping in the house how to start an online shopping website where to go wedding dress shopping in sydney how to keep house cool in summer why do shopping carts shock you how to design online shopping website how to set up shopping list on google home what is the best mystery shopping company to work for how to start your own personal shopping business what isonline shopping what is honey smart shopping assistant when does the christmas shopping season start where does morrisons online shopping come from which shopping cart which online grocery shopping is cheapest in india what is alexa shopping list how do home shopping networks make money