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Party Politics: Texas Shootings and Gun Control

Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina provide insight into recent Congressional retirements and the upcoming fight for Texas during the 2020 Midterm Elections.

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Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke, left, arrives along with other officials for a news conference Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Odessa, Texas. Authorities says the gunman in a mass shooting Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, called 911 shortly before being pulled over.


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Party Politics is officially BACK from it’s summer hiatus this week with your two favorite political science professors and podcast co-hosts, Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina! In this week’s episode Brandon and Jeronimo provide a full recap on the latest news from the 2020 Democratic Presidential race, the tragic shooting in Midland and Odessa, Texas over the weekend, and a look ahead into the 2020 Texas midterms.


  • Hurricane Dorian
  • Brexit Disaster
  • 2020 Presidential Candidate Update
  • President Trump Fires White House Aide
  • Playboy Journalist Gets Credentials Back
  • Vice President Pence Stays at Trump Resort in Ireland


  • "Texas Exodus" and U.S. Rep. Bill Flores’ Retirement
  • Texas Senator Royce West and his Government Contract
  • Senator Ted Cruz Meets Alyssa Milano

You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email Party Politics is produced by Sophie Moll, and the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.

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