Contact Us

GOP Strategist Matt Mackowiak Says Texas Senate Race Might Not Be So Easy For David Simpson [AUDIO]


On the Monday edition of the Chad Hasty Show, GOP strategist and co-founder of Matt Mackowiak joined Chad Hasty to discuss the latest in state and national issues.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

In Texas news, Bryan Hughes has dropped out of the Texas speaker race and officially endorsed David Simpson. Mackowiak said that Hughes was not getting the traction he needed to beat incumbent speaker John Straus, but he noted it won’t exactly be a slam dunk for Simpson either.

“[Simpson] is going to have to win three-quarters or two-thrids of the Republicans in the House to have a chance. And Straus will have to lose some Democrats. We’ll see how this goes. It’s a question of whether he can get the momentum and build a coalition that’s large enough to really make this serious.”

In national news, Mackowiak discussed how important it was for Republican to hold steady in their resolve to not raise taxes. He warned that, although they are in a tough spot right now, Republicans cannot cave in to Democrat pressure and need to stand up for budget cuts and keeping taxes low. Mackowiak also discussed the impact of Senator Jim DeMitt leaving the Senate.

You can listen to Matt Mackowiak Mondays at 9:35 during The Chad Hasty Show on NewsTalk 790 KFYO. You can also follow him on Twitter: @MattMackowiak.

Best of KFYO

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KFYO Advisory Board quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFYO Advisory Board contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.