A history-making spring in Texas is laying the groundwork for a contentious final four months in the race to lead the state, where Republican incumbent Greg Abbott remains the favorite but is confronting his toughest Democratic opponent yet in Beto O’Rourke.
Bush’s defeat in the race for attorney general could mark the end of a four-generation political dynasty, and the end of an era of Texas politics that began when the first George Bush moved to Odessa in 1948.
George P. Bush said he's prioritizing border security and election security as he campaigns against incumbent Ken Paxton for the Republican nomination for Texas attorney general. He also said that he doesn't consider his family's political legacy to be a liability and that in fact "this is the time where we need a Bush" in office.
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Joe Jaworski is up against Rochelle Garza for their party’s nomination for Texas attorney general, but he said he’s focusing his campaign on kindness and positivity, noting that he and Ms. Garza remain on friendly terms despite their competition.
Victor Dunn said he believes in a woman’s right to choose and believes you cannot say you are pro life if you are for the death penalty. He also said he wants to help inflation by giving citizens $2500 to help with surging gas prices.
With school bonds and state constitutional amendments on the ballot, thousands of East Texans have already headed to the polls to cast their votes. Here’s a look at current early voting numbers from some East Texas counties.
Democratic governor candidate, Beto O’Rourke was welcomed by residents in Polk County for the afternoon event. A town hall meeting was hosted where O’Rourke talked about the priorities for Texas, under his campaign including topics such as funding for education, healthcare, jobs, and gun safety.
We got to get all this stuff going and the way to get that done is we have to get everybody on the same page and work for one common goal.” Yarbrough will be sworn into office on May 9 at Garrison City Hall.
More populous than 26 states, the county is Texas’ biggest and typically has the most votes to process. Voting materials, including ballot boxes, must also be transported across the county’s nearly 2,000 square miles back to its election headquarters.
Aditya Atholi, one of the GOP candidates for the 1st US Congressional District said the situation in Ukraine is a complete mess that was brought about because Vladimir Putin sensed that America now has weak leadership.
Stephen Kocen, one of the four Democrats seeking the 1st US Congressional District seat, said he supports President Joe Biden’s decisions regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and said that America is doing everything it can to help.
Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran, who is one of four Republican candidates for the 1 US Congressional District, weighed in on the escalating situation in Ukraine and said that the United States should put pressure on Russia to back off.
Many of the questions are already addressed in the Republican platform. Angelina County Republican Chair, Robert Flournoy, said the party leaders will take the results of the voting to help their candidates be more informed on what they should be trying to get passed legislation if they are elected.