A new series of campaign ads claim the state’s ag commissioner may be waging war on Texas BBQ

Rare | 12/19/2017 | Gerald Hanks
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A series of campaign ads for Texas Agriculture Commissioner is reportedly accusing incumbent office-holder Sid Miller of “government overreach” affecting the state’s barbecue restaurants.

The ads for Republican candidate Trey Blocker, one of which is featured below, accuse Miller of enforcing a law requiring food sellers to use expensive, certified scales to weigh food servings in front of customers.

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Blocker’s commercials further claim the scales would cost Texas barbecue restaurants tens of thousands of dollars at each location.

“This is about the overreach of Sid Miller and his department,” Brent Harman of the Dallas-area restaurant Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse says in one of the ads, “and how scary it can be for a businessman to be face-to-face with a bureaucrat with a vendetta.”

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The law, which, according to the ads, is allegedly seldom enforced in the restaurant industry, calls for food sellers to use certified scales and weigh the food where customers can view the weighing process.

Texas Restaurant Association officials spoke out...
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