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Brent Money runoffAs a general principle, voters should not be held personally responsible for the shortcomings of the men and women they elect to office. If we were to hold them to that standard, though, the constituents of House District Two, covering three counties between Dallas and Tyler, would owe us all a big apology—maybe an edible arrangement or two. The man they sent to Austin in 2020 and 2022, Bryan Slaton, was a walking plague. Ultimately, he was fatal only to himself. The Republican from Royse City became the first member of the House to be ejected from office since 1927, by a 147–0 vote, after he plied a nineteen-year-old staffer with alcohol and had sex with her. One reason it would be wrong to place blame…

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