Party Politics

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.

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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