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In Railroad Commission race, a petroleum engineer lifts Libertarian hopes

Mark Miller, the Libertarian candidate for Texas railroad commissioner, stands outside of his home in Dripping Springs on Oct. 14, 2016.
Mark Miller, the Libertarian candidate for Texas railroad commissioner, stands outside of his home in Dripping Springs on Oct. 14, 2016.

Mark Miller, a Libertarian running for Railroad Commission who has written a book about the agency, will almost certainly lose. But he is gaining an unusual amount of attention in a turbulent election cycle, leaving his party striving to make a splash in a statewide race.

GOP Candidates for the Railroad Commission of Texas. Clockwise, from top left: Becky Berger, Malachi Boyuls, Ryan Sitton and former state Rep. Wayne Christian.
GOP Candidates for the Railroad Commission of Texas. Clockwise, from top left: Becky Berger, Malachi Boyuls, Ryan Sitton and former state Rep. Wayne Christian.

Ethics Debate Swirls in Railroad Commission Race

Ryan Sitton, a Republican candidate for railroad commissioner, says that if elected, he would remain involved with his company, which consults with some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. Some of his opponents have raised concerns.

Candidate for Lt. Governor, Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, makes a point to Evan Smith at TribLive on September 19, 2013.
Candidate for Lt. Governor, Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, makes a point to Evan Smith at TribLive on September 19, 2013.

The Brief: Massey Villarreal is No Fan of Dan Patrick

The rise of anti-immigrant rhetoric in the GOP lieutenant governor's race — and personified by state Sen. Dan Patrick — is angering several Hispanic party leaders to the point where one of them is considering voting for a Democrat in the general election.