Showing posts with label Election 2014. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Election 2014. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Republicans had nasty run-off | May 30, 2014



A lot of Republican politicians claim Ronald Reagan as their patron saint, but in recent months many have not been following the "11th Commandment" he preached: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican. It's been an unusually nasty run-off season in Reagan's party. But did it work?

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dan Patrick's Big Strick | Last Word



I learned in college government classes many years ago that the lieutenant governor of Texas was more powerful than the governor.

Any college professor who still teaches that notion hasn’t been paying attention.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Nugent and Friedman Making Noise | Last Word



Not since Depression-era Gov. Pappy O’Daniel has a musician given Texas political pundits so much to sing about.

This week we have two political musicians in the news.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Follow-up on Tuesday's Elections | March 7, 2014



There are a lot of lessons to be learned from Tuesday's elections, and we're here to learn them. Evan Smith, Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tribune will join Rick Casey with a wrap up of statewide races. Express-News columnists Brian Chasnoff and Gilbert Garcia will weigh in on the impact of local contests.

Friday, March 14, 2014

One's Conflict is Another's Expertise | Last Word



Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is taking flak these days for her legal work.

She should seek counsel from San Antonio mayor and fellow Harvard Law School grad Julian Castro on what to do about it – though she might not like his advice.

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Front Line of Republican Infighting | Last Word



State Rep. Joe Straus of Alamo Heights doesn’t have heavy opposition in Tuesday’s election.

He’s opposed by businessman and Tea Party type Matt Beebe.

Two years ago Straus drubbed Beebe by 26 points, and there’s no reason to think the results will be substantially different this year.

So why is Straus spending more than a million dollars on this election?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pct. 4 County Commissioner Race | Feb. 7, 2014



Rick Casey continues his countdown to the March 4 Primary elections. This week, he focuses on issues in the democratic race for Bexar County commissioner in Precinct 4.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Republicans Opposing Pete Gallego | Jan. 31, 2014



As part of our series in advance of the March 4 Primary election, Rick Casey welcomes republicans Robert Lowry and Will Hurd. They face former Congressman Francisco "Quico" Canseco for the right to oppose incumbent Congressman Pete Gallego in November. We explore the issues.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Challengers for District Attorney | Jan. 24, 2014


In advance of the March Primary elections, Texas Week continues its round table discussions of the issues with the candidates. This Friday, join Rick Casey as he welcomes the Democratic challengers for Bexar County District Attorney. Local attorneys Nico LaHood and Therese Huntzinger will discuss why they are running and believe current District Attorney Susan Reed should be replaced.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Republicans Play Hard on Immigration | Last Word



State Sen. Dan Patrick threw down a gauntlet when he launched a TV ad early in his race for lieutenant governor.

In it he said he was the only one of four Republican candidates to oppose in-state tuition for young people brought illegally into the United States as children.

You’d have thought he accused the other three of murdering their mothers.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Issues in State Senate District 25 | Jan. 17, 2014



With the March 4 Primary Election approaching, Texas Week is helping you get to know the lead candidates. This week, we focus on the Republican race for the District 25 State Senate seat, based in North Bexar County and running past San Marcos. Rick Casey welcomes Elisa Chan and Mike Novak.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Candidates for County Judge | Jan. 10, 2014



With seven weeks before the March 4 primary, Texas Week will help you get to know the lead candidates in key races here in Bexar County. Tonight we hear from longtime Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and the Democrat who decided to challenge him, County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson.

Monday, December 16, 2013

March Primary Campaign Begins | Dec. 13, 2013



The March primary election is less than 81 days away, and this week we learned exactly who will be running. Our two regular political experts, Kelton Morgan and Christian Archer, will tell us about these races and more.

Friday, October 18, 2013

New Era for Alamo Image | Casey's Last Word



Remember the Alamo? Of course you do. But after this weekend you may remember it differently.

For scores of years the Daughters of the Republic of Texas - an army of women with a public face fiercer than Davy Crockett's and far more humorless - has preserved the Alamo not as a museum, not as a tourist trap, but as a shrine.

It is hallowed ground not just because it drank the blood of martyrs. More than that, it is the wellspring of Texas' creation myth.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Wild Card in Gov.'s Race | Casey's Last Word



While most pundits and nearly all Republicans are saying Democrat Wendy Davis doesn’t have a chance in her gubernatorial race against Republican Greg Abbott, all bets may be off if a certain wild card comes into play.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Texas Political Overview | October 4, 2013



This has been an amazing week in Texas politics.

A minority of the U.S. House of Representatives, urged on by a Texas senator, shut down the federal government. Democrats are actually excited over a candidate for governor. A conservative San Antonio city councilwoman has declared she will take on an incumbent state senator who has Tea Party backing. And District Attorney Susan Reed, seen as untouchable until recently, may face a stiff primary challenge.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Turning Texas Blue? | July 19, 2013

Watch July 19, 2013 | Turning Texas Blue? on PBS. See more from Texas Week.

Ten years ago Colorado was in a similar political situation as Texas with the GOP in charge. But the election cycles of 2006 and 2008 started a blue tide that was not caused by a nationwide political shift but by four wealthy individuals. Democrats in Texas say the same thing can happen here. Is that true or just posturing after an emotional abortion debate.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Perry, Politics and Abortion | July 12, 2013

Watch July 12, 2013 | Perry, Politics and Abortion on PBS. See more from Texas Week.

| Rick Perry says he will not run again for governor but has made no mention of another presidential run. The move is already causing a major political shake up in the Republican Party. Texas republicans will manage to pass legislation that would impose tough new restrictions on abortions. The democrats believe this may give State Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth a shot at succeeding Perry.