It all started with a candid tweet from San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro regarding campaign speeches about immigration and the Texas border made by Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Dan Patrick.
Congratulations .@danpatrick You are the most anti-immigrant Republican running for statewide office. You are the Pete Wilson of Texas.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Gov. Rick Perry shocked the crowd by saying the legalization of marijuana was a right states should have. Perry went on to say it wasn’t something he saw happening in Texas.
"As the governor of the second-largest state in the country, what I can do is start us on policies that can start us on the road towards decriminalization," Perry said.
Texas Matters: Wendy Davis had a lot of fires to put out in her election campaign this week. First, a Dallas Morning News story questioned some of the specifics in her backstory, then a video was released of Battleground Texas employees appearing to mock Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's disability. Also on this show, the man whose group is responsible for taking the undercover video defends his group's actions and tactics.
A political expert in Texas says an undercover video of Battleground Texas organizers making fun of Greg Abbott’s disability will likely rally the base, but doesn't see it hurting anyone’s campaign.
Professor Jim Henson with the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Politics Project said the impact will depend how closely the media follows the video, which he described as a highly-edited unidentified group of people making fun of Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott’s disability.
Henson said the video is more about mobilization and less about persuasion.
After a videotape showing Battleground Texas workers -- who are helping campaign for Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis -- mocking Republican candidate for governor Greg Abbott for being disabled, Davis is again finding herself on the defensive.
State Sen. Davis is disavowing those remarks and the campaign workers who made them.
Conservative operative James O’Keefe is known for his heavily-edited hidden video recordings catching progressives like ACORN workers saying embarrassing things.
State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, is fighting back against allegations that she embellished her life story. The likely democratic nominee for Texas governor says she didn’t stretch the truth for political gain.
Part of Davis’s appeal to Texas voters has been her compelling back story -- of being once a teenaged single mother, living in a trailer park and through hard work and a Harvard law degree rising to political prominence.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said at a Texas Tribune event that if he wins re-election he expects this will be his last term in any political office. He said he has unfinished business to accomplish before retiring from office.
Dewhurst said he’d like to continue to oversee how the state responds to Texas’ current economic boom.
Wendy Davis, the likely Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, has rolled out the second part of her education platform, providing three ways Texas high school students could gain a greater access to higher education.
Davis' platform says that one of the best ways to get students into college, graduate, and to reduce their out-of-pocket expenses is to allow them to obtain college credit while in high school.