Party Politics

Party Politics: Will Texas Turn Blue in 2020?

Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina provide a political analysis on whether or not Texas will turn “blue” in the upcoming 2020 Elections.

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, right, pays cashier Velma Martinez for lunch including brisket, coleslaw and baked beans at Hays County BBQ in San Marcos, Texas, on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Bloomberg was stopping for lunch during a daylong bus tour through Texas, which holds its primary on March 3. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)

This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina take a step back on the weekly rundown of the biggest news stories in Texas and National politics, to give us a 360 view on where Texas is going to be at the end of the year, and if “Texas will actually turn blue in 2020.” Throughout this week’s episode, Jeronimo and Brandon breakdown the most competitive House and Senate districts in the upcoming Texas Primaries, and the numerous factors and variables that are expected to play a major role in the outcome of each 2020 election race.

In this week’s #PartyPoliticsPod, Brandon and Jeronimo address the following topics:

  • Political analysis on whether or not “Texas will turn blue in 2020.”
    • Most competitive districts across the state
    • Most promising candidates in each race
  • Why Texas has gained national attention for being a “battleground” state
    • Changing demographics, voter turnout, polling, etc.
  • What’s on the ballot for the upcoming Texas Primaries:
    • U.S. President
    • U.S. Senate
    • U.S. House
    • Railroad Commissioner
    • Supreme Court of Texas
    • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
    • State Board of Education
    • Texas Senate
    • Texas House

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

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