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Cornyn picks high Abbott operative to handle re-election marketing campaign

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has tapped a former high operative for Gov. Greg Abbott to handle his 2020 re-election marketing campaign. Cornyn introduced Tuesday his marketing campaign supervisor might be John Jackson, who led Abbott's profitable re-election bid final yr, an early rent that means the state's senior senator shouldn't be taking 2020 as a right. "It is no secret nationwide Democrats will once more goal our state and spend hundreds of thousands to wipe out conservatives in Texas," Cornyn stated in an…

Beto O’Rourke hits the highway amid 2020 hypothesis

Beto O'Rourke is on the highway once more. Dealing with calls to run for president after his closer-than-expected loss to Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, O'Rourke has launched into a visit exterior Texas, the primary stops of which he detailed in a Medium publish Wednesday. O'Rourke, a Democrat, indicated he was touring alongside U.S. Route 54 from his El Paso hometown, by means of New Mexico, throughout the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and into Kansas. Whereas the publish made no reference to the presidential race, it…

Ted Cruz calls Steve King’s feedback on white supremacy “silly”

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Sunday condemned current feedback from U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, questioning why white supremacy is seen as offensive. Cruz didn't rule out lending future assist to King, a central determine in his 2016 presidential marketing campaign. "What Steve King stated was silly," Cruz stated throughout an interview on NBC's "Face the Nation." "It was silly, it was hurtful, it was unsuitable and he must cease it." Requested if he would again King sooner or later, Cruz replied that he'll "urge…

On first day of session, Gov. Greg Abbott talks priorities and politics

The 86th Legislature kicked off Tuesday with ample speak of bipartisan unity and lofty targets to lastly repair issues which have lengthy bedeviled lawmakers. Among the many leaders who shall be on the heart of the motion is Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican who's coming into his third session after being re-elected in November. Hours after the session began, The Texas Tribune met with Abbott on the Governor’s Mansion to speak about a few of the most urgent points forward for the state, its evolving politics and the…

Harris County’s first Latina county decide takes the helm

Lina Hidalgo spent a lot of her childhood working from dysfunctional authorities. The 27-year-old immigrant — who will preside over her first Harris County Commissioners Courtroom assembly because the newly-elected county decide on Tuesday — was born in Colombia when the federal government's battles with drug lord Pablo Escobar, guerrilla teams and paramilitaries made even going to the grocery retailer a danger. When she was 5, her father, an engineer, bought a job in Peru the place issues have been extra secure however…

Carol Alvarado wins particular election to interchange Sylvia Garcia in Texas Senate

State Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, appeared to have gained the particular election to succeed former state Sen. Sylvia Garcia, narrowly avoiding a runoff in opposition to Home colleague Ana Hernandez, in line with unofficial outcomes late Tuesday. With all precincts reporting Tuesday night time, Alvarado gained 50.four p.c of the vote to 24.three p.c for Hernandez. Alvarado seems to have averted an extra time spherical by 59 votes out of 15,084 whole. Hernandez conceded, in line with her marketing campaign.…

Did straight-ticket voting doom dozens of down-ballot Republicans?

As Harris County decide, Ed Emmett led the state's greatest county — 4.7 million individuals — by means of its most devastating pure catastrophe. That work gained the reasonable Republican bipartisan help, even in a county that overwhelmingly went blue in 2016. However final week, Emmett misplaced his re-election bid in a detailed race — the closest within the county. And are available January, the incumbent will flip his job over to Democrat Lina Hidalgo, a 27-year-old political newcomer who had by no means attended a…

State Sen. Sylvia Garcia declares resignation efficient Friday afternoon

State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, the Houston Democrat who's headed to Congress, introduced Friday that she is resigning from her Senate seat efficient 12:01 p.m. The transfer represents her second effort to resign after she despatched Republican Gov. Greg Abbott a letter in July declaring her "intent to resign" Jan. 2, 2019. That letter led to a standoff between her and Abbott's workplace, which argued that her use of the phrase "intent to resign" was not enough sufficient to set off the method by which the governor can name a…

2018 Texas midterm election: Outcomes for Texas Home races

Democrats have picked up a handful of GOP Texas Home seats in North Texas, together with Julie Johnson's high-profile defeat of state Rep. Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving. If the pattern continues, the decrease chamber's 95-55 cut up between the GOP and Democrats may slender. Many of the tightest races are in Dallas County, the place shifting demographics, together with Democratic enthusiasm for the highest of their occasion’s ticket, have positioned some GOP incumbents up and down the poll this yr on the protection —…

Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke race in Texas noticed deluge of out of doors spending

As Texans put together to forged the ultimate votes within the 2018 basic election, they are going to be doing so within the wake of a deluge of out of doors spending that's uncommon for the state, pushed by a hotly contested U.S. Senate race and expanded congressional battlefield. These contests shortly emerged over the previous few months as the primary sights for tremendous PACs that may increase and spend limitless quantities of cash so long as they don't coordinate with campaigns. The ultimate numbers are…

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