In the days since Abbott was reelected, he has embraced the word like never before, using it in a letter to President Biden, echoing the intensifying language many Republicans have adopted in recent years.
After defeating Beto O’Rourke — Texas’ most promising Democrat in recent history — Abbott begins his third term in a strong position, with a rising national profile and a governing mandate in the eyes of fellow Republicans.
The Associated Press projects that Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran has won the contest to fill the U.S. House District 1 seat vacated by Republican Louie Gohmert. Moran was challenged by Democrat Jrmar Jefferson.
Both Democrats and Republicans are confident they can win the November mid-term elections because they claim they’ve each poached voters from regions where, traditionally, they don’t have a lot of support.
She discussed her campaign thus far, her priorities including advocating for expanded access to healthcare for rural residents and supporting the legalization of marijuana, as well as how she sets herself apart from her opponent, Republican incumbent Sid Miller.
U.S. Rep. District 4 candidate, Iro Omere, joined East Texas Now to talk about staying true to her Texas roots, energizing the youth vote (regardless of who they might support), and how her background as an educator has informed her approach to addressing the needs of teachers and students.
Registration applications must be submitted in-person or by mail. If you’re mailing it in, it must be postmarked by the Oct. 11 deadline. Completed forms can also be dropped off at your county’s election office. but that must be done before the close of business on Oct. 11.
Texas State Senator Dawn Buckingham spoke again with East Texas Now’s Devyn Shea about the state of the race to succeed George P. Bush as Texas’ land commissioner. The two talk about Texas’ border, gas prices and the Permanent School Fund.
Midterm elections are right around the corner and as you prepare to register and vote, experts are warning of election and campaign related scams. Consumer Investigator Caresse Jackman outlines some of the common tricks scammers use when targeting voters.
A leading Latino advocacy group is stepping up its efforts to find a woman — identified by the news media this week — who allegedly lured a group of migrants onto a plane flying from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard last month.
A federal judge has ordered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to testify in an abortion rights lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman had previously quashed the subpoena, which Paxton fled his home to avoid being served.