Karl-Thomas Musselman Leaving Texas

The owner of the Burnt Orange Report blog is leaving Texas.

Karl-Thomas Musselman, owner of the Burnt Orange Report blog, announced today that he is leaving Texas. You can read the full story if you follow that link, but the gist is: He's heading to Cambridge, Mass., to work for ActBlue, a clearinghouse for Democratic fundraising.

Burnt Orange Report was started in 2003 by liberal-leaning UT students and quickly developed into a force for Democratic activism in the Lone Star State. It was a factor in the 2006 governor's race when it published old videos of Kinky Friedman's stand-up comedy routine, including some racially tinged jokes that probably sunk what little chance he ever had of winning.

Musselman says that, at least for now, he will retain ownership of the blog, but he will be handing over editorial direction to a new crew, including the addition of former state Rep. Glen Maxey as a writer.

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