Senate race

Should the Democrats punt the governor’s race?

Dec 18, 2008 By Paul Burka

It’s probably too late to ask the question, because it appears to have already been answered. With Bill White and John Sharp in the race to serve out the remainder of Kay Bailey Hutchison’s term, no obvious candidate remains to challenge the winner of the primary between Hutchison and Rick…

Can Sharp Win the Senate Race?

Dec 9, 2008 By Paul Burka

The former state comptroller announced his candidacy today. He does not plan to form an exploratory committee but will begin raising money immediately. This will be Sharp’s second bite at the Senate apple. In 1992, when Lloyd Bentsen resigned his seat to become Secretary of the Treasury in the first…

Brimer: Letter from the Alamo

Oct 7, 2008 By Paul Burka

Fellow Republicans and patriots, I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Democrats under Wendy Davis–I have sustained a continual bombardment and cannonade by their lawyers for 24 weeks and have not won a case–The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion; otherwise, my political career is to…