The Race for the Railroad Commission

The Dallas Morning News has a story about the interesting race for Texas Railroad Commission. You can certainly argue that this is a possible win for the Democrats. There is uncertainty with GOP ranks about their candidate and the factors behind his victory in the primary. However, it’s hard to believe that most Texans are paying enough attention to the race to get them to do anything except vote along party line.

The obscurity of the race opens the door to debate whether or not seats on the Railroad Commission should be elected. Should Texans be choosing commissioners in regulatory agencies? Or, should we be moving regulation farther from Texas politics?

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