Katrina Pierson, a Principled Conservative

Americans today think of the War for Independence as an American Revolution against the British Empire, but in many aspects it was also a civil war. Why? Because American loyalists, or "Tories" as they were called by their opponents, opposed the Revolution and many took up arms against the rebels. A loyalist was someone who was loyal to King George III. As far as the patriots were concerned, a Tory was a British soldier. When Ted Cruz defeated a deep-pocketed, well-funded, and well-heeled "establishment" Republican, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst of Texas, he ousted a loyalist, so to speak. This account has drawn comparisons to Marco Rubio, the Florida Cuban-American who rode a wave of Tea Party-fueled, anti-establishment anger to win a U.S. Senate seat in 2010. Ironically, Katrina Pierson, a principled Tea Party activist, is today in the exact same spot. Katrina Pierson is challenging Rep. Pete Sessions in the Republican primary. Pete Sessions, first elected in 1996, is...(Read Full Article)

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