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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 15: Pretty Vacant

Lots of Texas court seats are still vacant. So, what’s the hold up?

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U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, left, listens as Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Culberson's purchase of stock in a little-known Australian biotech firm earlier this year has come under scrutiny and appears to be a likely issue as the Houston Republican seeks a 10th term next year.
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U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, left, listens as Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Culberson’s purchase of stock in a little-known Australian biotech firm earlier this year has come under scrutiny and appears to be a likely issue as the Houston Republican seeks a 10th term next year.

On this episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus break down these tumultuous topics in Texas political news:

  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC): in trouble again
  • Congressman John Culberson’s stock issue
  • Gov. Greg Abbott’s megafundraising
  • Senator Ted Cruz and protesters in McAllen

Then the profs dig deep into the open seats in Texas courts: why are they still open, and what’s the impact? By the way, don't forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too.

Party Politics is produced by Dacia Clay, Edel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.

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