Greg Abbott

Politics & Policy |
September 9, 2009

Dew or Die

Dewhurst’s decision to announce for lieutenant governor has touched off intense speculation about whether this is a final decision or a keep-my-options-open decision. Dewhurst has always wanted to be governor, and so I think his plan is to succeed Perry upon his retirement in January 2019. But seriously, folks …

Politics & Policy |
July 13, 2009

Why is Bill White Running for Senate?

Aside from the obvious—he wants to go to Washington—I can’t think of a good reason to run for Senate instead of governor. As things now stand, Hutchison will probably resign her seat in the fall. I believe that Perry will appoint either David Dewhurst or Greg Abbott. Michael Williams would

Politics & Policy |
April 1, 2009

No response from AG to Frew letter?

Sen. Leticia Van de Putte believes the Senate Finance Committee failed to include enough money in SB 1 to cover the state’s obligations under the settlement of the Frew v. Hawkins lawsuit, in which the state agreed two years ago to significantly improve access to Medicaid services.  And she lays

Politics & Policy |
March 17, 2009

Should the AG be on the LRB?

An interesting debate has been spun-off from last week’s Voter ID hearing:  Should the Attorney General serve on the Legislative Redistricting Board? You will recall that Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott declined the invitation of Senate Democrats to appear before the Committee of the Whole to answer questions about Voter ID:

Politics & Policy |
March 10, 2009

Abbott not to testify

Bob Duncan, responding to Leticia Van De Putte, says the Attorney General is not a proper witness  in the Texas Senate Committee of the Whole on Voter ID because  it “is an issue in which we know there will be a review by the court system and the DOJ.” Van

Politics & Policy |
December 18, 2008

Abbott for Senate?

The Quorum Report today reports that the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call has a story saying that John Cornyn is encouraging Greg Abbott to join the Senate race to serve out the remainder of Kay Bailey Hutchison’s term. I was surprised to see this. Abbott supposedly has ruled out a