New Lawmakers Asked to Testify Against Consultant

A skirmish between a conservative political group and a Republican consulting firm outlasted the election and could spill into the legislative session that starts in January.

In late October, lawyers for Empower Texans asked a handful of new legislators and at least one candidate who didn’t make it through the primaries to testify in a lawsuit against their political consultant, Murphy Turner Associates, before the legislative session starts.

To make it even more complicated, one of the lawyers who would be deposing them is a lobbyist who’ll be working on legislation during that session.

“It’s been a very convoluted introduction ...

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