Podcast

Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 44: Who Is Challenging Governor Abbott?

Posted on · "The consistent message that seems to be coming out of her campaign is she has no idea why she's running for governor" - Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on media and others' reaction to Lupe Valdez, one of the Democrats running for Texas governor

Politics

Vote On Federal Disaster Aid Could Up Pressure On Abbott To Tap Rainy Day Fund

Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott will come to Houston later this month to meet with Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council members to discuss Harvey relief. Turner and his colleagues plan to make the point that Abbott’s reluctance to use the fund has made it harder to get Congress to pay for flood control projects

Texas Elections 2018

Andrew White Gains Momentum In Quest For Democratic Nomination For Governor

Posted on · The Houston entrepreneur has pulled even with his most likely rival, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, but a crowded field means the Democratic primary may go to a runoff. And the winner will still be a longshot against Republican incumbent Greg Abbott in November.

News

Texas Rangers To Investigate Famed Karolyi Ranch In Wake Of Larry Nassar Trial

Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the Texas Rangers to investigate misconduct allegations at the famed Karolyi Ranch, the East Texas training facility where Larry Nassar had treated athletes

Podcast

Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 42: The Complications Of School Finance In Texas

Posted on · "The weight system is basically like a member's only jacket or parachute pants, we don't use them anymore!" - Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on how he thinks Texas' funding of schools is antiquated.

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

Posted on · "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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Party Politics, Special Live Edition Ep. 37: Voting, Freedom Of Speech And Lone Star College Tomball

Posted on · “Everyone says everything is bigger in Texas, that is not true when it comes to voting” – Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on low voter turnout in Texas, about 43% in 2016.

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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 36: Saddle-Up! The Democrats Are Joining The Race For Governor

Posted on · “Andrew White has taken that Rolling Stones, Mike Jagger philosophy of ‘You can’t always get what you want but, you get what you need’” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on how Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew White is perfect for moderates but would have little effect on the down ballot race

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Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 31: November Elections And Houston Astros Fever

Posted on · “At least there’s no lines to slow you down…unlike waiting in line to go purchase Astros’ merchandise now” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on Texas’ historically low voter turnout for elections and the Houston Astros winning the World Series. Election day is November 7th.