1. In his first race (in a different district) Ben Streusand, of Houston, gave his campaign $3.25 million. His spending per vote cast in one race was $500 if. It was the most money spent by any one individual running for Congress that year. It was Obamaesque.
2. Since both, Streusand and his opponent, now Congressman McCaul of district 10, promised t bedrock Rhe voters Republican values, promising to defend the nation's borders, get government out of the way of business, cut federal spending and work to ban abortion - Streusand went very negative to try and smear McCaul. HIn the end voters didn't trust Streusand and he was beat nearly 2 to 1 because voters rejected his smear tactics and t.hey smelled his distortions. He had not paid his own taxes in the 80's and 90's but he wanted to speak as an expert on taxes. He wanted to question his opponent trustworthiness when questions about his educational background and his claims of being a vet lingered in the air.
3. McCaul blamed Streusand for a campaign that has "spiraled into one of the most negative, nasty campaigns the state of Texas has ever seen. The truth will prevail at the end of the day," McCaul said. "Good will prevail over evil, and it's time for this negative campaign to stop."
4. McCaul has been forced to spend much of his time and some of his money responding and reminding GOP voters that Streusand, who has given more than $500,000 to Republican candidates and causes, made contributions to two Democrats, former U.S. Rep. Ken Bentsen and former U.S. Sen. Bob Krueger.
5. Streusand's commercials note that McCaul worked in the Justice Department under President Clinton. The spot does not mention that McCaul was a nonpolitical appointee who began at the agency when the first President Bush, who is endorsing him, was in office.
6. Streusand is doing the same type thing to the highly revered and honorable Dr. Brian Babin.
He has spent millions hiding his past and he has never held elective office. His experts have spent hours rigging the internet to spit out what they want voters to think about Streusand and about Obama. Hpeople to figure any angle they can to make conservatives reject his opponents and choose him. He has had unflattering stories buried on google and he has enhanced the few good stories. He has used a small full of powerful people to squelch aid to Babin while, if need be, he has twisted arms to make himself look like he has broad grassroots support.