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texas governor's race

The ideal Democratic nominee for governor is …

Sep 3, 2009 By Paul Burka

… Pete Laney. He appeals to Democrats on the left and on the right. He can win votes in rural Texas, where Democrats are weakest. He has friends throughout the state. He knows the issues backwards and forwards. His personality oozes authenticity. He was a state leader in the days…

The Lyceum Poll: the issues (politics comes tomorrow)

Jun 23, 2009 By Paul Burka

To link to the executive summary of the poll, click here. There’s a lot of meat here, but the issues that I found most interesting were: Perry’s decision to reject unemployment stimulus funds: 58% agree 34% disagree Bank bailouts 25% favor 64% oppose Automobile company bailouts 31% favor…

Dear Kay

Apr 28, 2009 By Paul Burka

Did you notice what your colleague Arlen Specter had to say today? “I have decided to run for re-election in 2010 in the Democratic primary. I am ready, willing and anxious to take on all comers and have my candidacy for re-election determined in a general election. Since my election…

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…