Texas US Senate race: grading the Belo debate

If you missed the debate between the candidates to replace retiring US Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison this past Friday night, you missed a splendid showing by former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, a solid performance by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a glimpse of what Craig James has to offer, and the continued meltdown of Ted Cruz. […]

Texas US Senate Race: Tom Leppert releases new TV ad

US Senate candidate Tom Leppert continues to move forward in his quest to get in a runoff with Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. From the very beginning of the campaign until now, his team has remained positive and produced some outstanding videos. This one is no exception:   NEW TV AD: “Didn’t Do” “How Did I […]

Dewhurst, Leppert running strong, positive campaigns

…which might explain why they are the frontrunners in the race to fill retiring U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s seat. First, the latest Dewhurst campaign video is just awesome: Awesome because of that closing line: Some people say it will take courage. I disagree. Courage is what my Dad did. All we have to do […]

Texas US Senate race campaign finance

Yeah, I know, I’m late to the game with this one. Once again, work interferes with blogging. So I’m sure that others have already broken down the campaign finance reports for Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, and Tom Leppert but I’m going to do it anyway. Mostly because I like charts but also so that I […]

Tom Leppert quietly moving into position for runoff

Conventional wisdom in Texas politics says that a mayor can’t make the jump to winning a statewide race. Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert is trying to break that conventional wisdom and has quietly moved into the number two slot behind Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. I sat down with him and discussed a wide range of […]

Grading the Texas Senate Debate

The guys and gals at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and at EmpowerTexans showed the world how to put on a debate last night in Austin. It was fast paced, lively, and, when the moderators were doing the questioning, relevant to the issues at hand. After the moderated debate, each candidate was given a question […]