How two Texas megadonors have turbocharged the state’s far-right shift

I usually don’t watch CNN but stumbled on this hour long piece. Worth watching. Explained lots of thing about Texas politics that I didn’t understand. A good quote:

Kel Seliger, a longtime Republican state senator from Amarillo who has clashed with the billionaires, said their influence has made Austin feel a little like Moscow. “It is a Russian-style oligarchy, pure and simple,” Seliger said. “Really, really wealthy people who are willing to spend a lot of money to get policy made the way they want it — and they get it.”

How two Texas megadonors have turbocharged the state’s far-right shift