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Working Late

It’s about 1:00 am here and I’m getting a little more work done from home before the big candidate training day tomorrow. I’ll do a separate post about that later, which will probably be more interesting, but I had to write a quick update now because today I discovered some of the best tasting, least healthy food in Australia.

The first major breakthrough of the day was a surprisingly delicious BBQ Ham and Cheese pretzel from a fast-food pretzel shop in the train station in Parramatta. Patrick and I stopped there for a snack before commuting back to Sydney CBD and, judging by my relentless pretzel cravings, I think I’ll be stopping there on a regular basis. Don’t worry, I also got a loyalty card so every 8th pretzel will be free.

My second discovery is a new (to me) take on an old favorite–Pods with Snickers. They’re basically a thin, crunchy chocolate cookie shell with layers of milk chocolate and some form of creamy Snickers filling on the inside. I have no idea why these aren’t a thing in America, but I’ll be bringing plenty back home with me as long as I don’t die from diabetes-related complications in the next few weeks. No promises!

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Battleground Texas in the Wallstreet Journal

If you were at Battleground Texas’s first event, the San Antonio meeting with Jeremy Bird and Julian Castro,  you might have noticed a tall, not-so-Texan-looking guy hanging out at the back of the room.

Turns out that guy, Neil King, is a politics reporter for the Wall Street Journal who’s written some great articles about the shifting tides here in the Lonestar State. His articles are very informative, and they also give some interesting insight about how BGTX and the Texas GOP seem to someone on the outside looking in.

Deep in the Red of Texas, Republicans Fight the Blues is the article he was working on during the first event, and Texas GOP Warns of Invasion of Slimy Dark Arts is about the GOP’s latest response to Battleground Texas.