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Interview with Mike Collier

Mike Collier

We are a day past Labor Day, which means we are officially in campaign season. As is the tradition around here, I’ll be presenting interviews with a variety of candidates for November. Generally speaking, these will cover races and candidates that I did not do during the primary cycle, and if all goes well will include at least a few statewide candidates. That’s where we begin today, with Mike Collier, the Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor. Collier is an accountant with a background in auditing who spent years at PwC before becoming the CFO of a Texas oil company. He was the Democratic candidate for Comptroller in 2014 and did an after-election study on what happened that year for the TDP. He’s been trying to get Dan Patrick to debate him, but Patrick runs like a frightened Chihuahua whenever the subject arises. Here’s what we talked about:

You can see all of my interviews for state offices so far as well as other information about the candidates on my 2018 Legislative Election page.

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6 Comments

  1. BillK says:

    As a parent to three Chihuahuas, I take offense in comparing Patrick’s cowardice, to the brave heart of the truly noble Chihuahua. They may be small, but there is the spirit of a wolf in each one of them. Maybe compare him to a mouse, however I still have trouble comparing him even to a more noble vermin.

  2. Andrew Lynch says:

    I support Patrick and a feel a bit baffled why he will not debate Collier.
    The same could be said of Beto & Cruz debate.

  3. Flypusher says:

    I am confident that there will be debates, but not during Friday Night Lights. All true Texans can see right through that one.

  4. brad says:

    Andrew,

    Not sure I understand your comparison of Patrick refusing a debate Collier and the Cruz/Beto debate negotiations.

    Please explain.

  5. Bill Daniels says:

    Brad,

    Beto seems unwilling to debate against Cruz. That’s probably because Cruz was a champion college debater, combined with the fact that many Dem party planks, which Beto will have to defend, are unpalatable to Texas voters. We are still part of the Bible belt, as much as it pains the left. And yes, Hispanics are part of that belt.

    I also think Cruz has learned from Trump. Don’t be surprised if there actually is a debate or two, to see Angel Moms in the debate hall, indisputable proof that an open border and sanctuary cities have consequences.

    Collier speaks of dinner table issues. This is true, and it benefits Cruz, who rides on the coat tails of the Trump economy.

  6. Flypusher says:

    I look forward to hearing that toady Cruz try to defend taking children away from parents (who have not currently been convicted of any crime), and taking passports away from American citizens of Hispanic descent. Anybody who actually bothers to READ a Bible knows that Jesus ain’t down with any of that.