Corbin Fanning T-Th 2:40-4:05 Texas Politics’ Origin of The Species : Interest Groups The State of Texas is characterized as having a strong interest group system compared with other states. This is partially due to Texas having weak political parties for most of the twentieth century. On the forefront of Texas’ interest groups are the groups with the common interest in extending business. These business groups consist of large companies and industry giants such as AT&T (BROWN, 211) and other large industry runners in Texas in the oil, cattle, and cotton businesses. Though non-economic interest groups play a vital role in Texas politics, they are incomparable to the political swaying ability of Texas’ economic groups. In a world run by corporate giants and financial powerhouses, it seems that Darwin’s biological theory of natural selection, may also run its course in the political and economic world. In 2002 the Texas Association of Business and Texans for Lawsuit Reform contributed
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