Michael Quinn Sullivan Has Republicans' Attention

It makes people nervous when they find out you’re writing something complimentary — even in a sideways fashion — about Michael Quinn Sullivan.

A measure of his popularity: His opponents refer to him by his initials. They call him “Mucus.”

But with relatively limited resources, the conservative activist has rented space in the heads of some of the state’s top Republican officials.

He came of political age in 2010, when fiscal conservatives — some of them affiliated with the Tea Party movement— overwhelmed established mainstream Republicans.

In Texas, when all was said and done, there were 101 Republicans in ...

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