Texas Governors Race

Politics & Policy |
September 3, 2009

The ideal Democratic nominee for governor is …

… 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…

Politics & Policy |
April 28, 2009

Dear Kay

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…

Politics & Policy |
December 18, 2008

Should the Democrats punt the governor’s race?

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…