In the second episode of the 2018 Senate race podcast, we explore how Texas turned red.
The former First Lady of Texas was more than just a hostess. She was a political partner for Governor Bill Clements.
The final sweet spot in Governor Mark White’s 1986 re-election campaign was a trip to Blue Bell Creameries.
The late governor’s time in office is more memorable for what didn’t happen than for what did.
Clements will always hold an honored place in the Republican Pantheon as the first GOP governor of Texas since Reconstruction. He was elected in 1978 thanks to a split in the Democratic party. Attorney General John Hill had defeated incumbent governor Dolph Briscoe in the Democratic primary and was favored
The tragic culture clash that led to the murder of a governor’s son.
Jack Rains, whom some may remember as a former Secretary of State during the Bill Clements years, sent this commentary by Rush Limbaugh to his (Rains’) e-mail list. It pertains to the county-by-county map of the election (click on image for full map). I will comment following Limbaugh’s
Three crucial elements that will determine the outcome of the Texas governor’s race.
The biggest legislative bloodbath in 31 years is shaping up between Clements and Hobby. At stake: not only the state’s education budget but the economic and political future of Texas as well.
Subtract Democratic voters, add new Republicans, and it equals realignment.
Clements is ready for the Legislature, but is the Legislature ready for him?
That’s what the Legislature is here to do, and unless we’re lucky, it just may.