In some circles San Antonio businessman James Leininger is known as God’s Sugar Daddy because of his penchant for supporting Bible-thumping far-right candidates. So it was no surprise, really, that Leininger was backing the candidacy of Garland’s Randall Dunning in the run-off for a seat in the state House of Representatives, District 112.
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Well, something scared Leininger off, because word comes today that Leininger has withdrawn his support of Dunning. Maybe it was the fact that Dunning has a compound-like fortress on his property, complete with an underground bunker and radio towers. Or maybe it was his alleged ties to the Republic of Texas, a militia-like group that wants to secede from the U.S. But if we had to guess, we’d say it was Dunning’s oft-repeated refrain that his goal as an elected official is to destroy government from within. --Jesse Hyde