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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 40: Arlington MLK And Texas Governor Kerfuffle; Valdez Kicks Off Campaign And More!

“The Governor I think is trying to exercise some authority, but it looks a little petty” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on Governor Greg Abbott possibly not endorsing incumbent Republican’s because he didn’t like their positions on certain issues.


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Lupe Valdez, former Dallas County Sheriff, speaks during a kickoff event for her 2018 gubernatorial campaign in Dallas on Jan. 7, 2018.


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On the latest episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus plunge into the politics of an interesting week:

  • Dan Patrick says Trump greatest president since Reagan

  • Arlington MLK Parade and Texas Governor Greg Abbott

  • Transportation Commissioner billed taxpayers for lobbying trips to Austin

  • Abbott backs opponent over Republican incumbent Faircloth

Then, Brandon and Jay will look at the Democrats squaring off in San Angelo as former Dallas County Sheriff, Lupe Valdez, kicks off her campaign for Governor of Texas. By the way, don't forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too. You can download them on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. Tweet us at #PartyPoliticsPod or email

Party Politics is produced by Edel Howlin and our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.


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