Coalition Partner’s Column on the Primary Election Tax Subisidy

This morning, The Texas Tribune published a column written by our very own, Mark Miller.

Tired of taxpayer subsidies? There’s a big one you’ve probably not heard about

You would think that in Texas, a state that takes pride in individualists, all candidates for political office would be treated equally. You’d be wrong.

By law, Texas divides political candidates into three groups: 1) those selected by political parties in primary elections, 2) those selected by political parties at conventions, and 3) independent candidates.

Guess which group gets a taxpayer subsidy? Yep, Group 1 — receiving over $15 million in political welfare in 2016 and totaling over $100 million over the last 15 years.

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