Party Politics

Party Politics: U.S. Senate Takes On Impeachment

Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina provide an update on some of the state’s most competitive Congressional and Legislative races in the 2020 Election cycle, and consider how remaining Democratic Presidential candidates stack up against President Trump ahead of the Texas Primaries.

Sen. Ted Cruz R-Texas, speaks to the media during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)


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The impeachment trial of President Trump is officially underway in the Senate this week, and although the 2020 Presidential Election may still be months away, the Texas Primaries are just right around the corner! That’s why this week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina are walking us through the first few days of the Impeachment Trial in the United States Senate, and recapping some of the week’s biggest news stories in Texas politics. With the Iowa Caucuses less than two weeks away, Jeronimo and Brandon breakdown why Texas has become a center of national attention in the 2020 Election cycle, and discuss some of the state’s most competitive Congressional and Legislative races ahead of the March Primaries.


  • 2020 Presidential Round-Up: Iowa Caucuses coming up!
  • Infighting between Democratic Candidates: Michael Bloomberg campaign funds, NYT endorsement, Clinton slams Sanders


  • President Trump is back in Texas
  • Early voting for House District 28 (Fort Bend), House District 100 (Dallas), House District 148 (North Houston)
  • Democrats fighting for Congressional District 2, again!
  • GOP State Chair Race
  • Pete Olsen backs Pierce Bush in Congressional District 32


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