Post Date: July 2014
Partisan charges of political corruption have flared around the edges of the 2014 Texas elections, yet they haven’t become the focus of media coverage in the marquee races or fundamentally changed their dynamics or our expectations of the outcomes in November.
Why is it that intimations of corruption and political malfeasance stay in our peripheral vision while rarely coming into the kind of Sharpstown-like spotlight that defines an election?
The border crisis has been called a lot of things – a humanitarian problem, a policy failure, a reminder of the unpredictable nature of globalization. It's also a reminder that Texas is already playing an outsized role in the 2016 GOP presidential race.
Both Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott have been reluctant to make abortion a major campaign issue, but as polling shows, Abbott's hesitance likely benefits him more than Davis' benefits her.