AUSTIN, TEXAS Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick brushed aside speculation of a 2018 gubernatorial run at the end of Texas’ last legislative session, insisting he’d never challenge his “close friend” and fellow Republican Greg Abbott. But more than 18 months after that declaration to reporters — which came without anyone actually asking about a potential intraparty…

Blakemore, Casey Haney and Allison Castle join forces “to provide clients with a complete turnkey solution for every facet of their public affairs needs.”

Allen Blakemore announced on Thursday that he’s launched an Austin-based affiliate of his Blakemore & Associates consulting firm. The new venture is called Blakemore Public Affairs. Partnering with Blakemore in the new firm are former Kyle Janek aide Casey Haney and former Gov. Rick Perry communications director Allison Castle.

Allen Blakemore, Casey Haney and Allison Castle announced the launch of Blakemore Public Affairs, a full-service lobby and communications firm based in Austin, Texas. The new firm is affiliated with Blakemore & Associates, one of the most highly-respected names in Texas political circles. The firm offers clients a full range of services including strategic consulting,…

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