CEO of @texastribune. Host of @overheardpbs. Former editor of @texasmonthly. Political junkie, passable tennis player, @wilco fanboy, future ex-vegetarian.
Three polls in last two wks have TX race betwn Trump +4 and Biden +5. Closest margin on Election Day in modern era was Dole over Clinton by 5 in '96. Trump beat Clinton by 9 in '16. If race is this close in ‘20 — political world in TX will be rocked, regardless of outcome at top twitter.com/costareports/s…
Three polls in last two wks have TX race betwn Trump +4 and Biden +5. Closest margin on Election Day in modern era was Dole over Clinton by 5 in '96. Trump beat Clinton by 9 in '16. If race is this close in ‘20 — poltiical world in TX will be rocked, regardless of outcome at top twitter.com/costareports/s…
July 2016: @realDonaldTrump leading @hillaryclinton in Texas by 8, per @UT/@TexasTribune poll texastribune.org/2016/06/27/pol… twitter.com/BoKnowsNews/st…
"From 2002 to 2012, the rolls grew by 800,000 ... Just since November of 2018, Texas has added almost 600,000 voters” #txlege #tx2020 twitter.com/evanasmith/sta…
@JeremySWallace: Texas now has a record 16.4M voters, 2.1M more than it had just over four years ago — a 15% increase in registrations that's nearly equivalent to the voter rolls of the entire state of Connecticut houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas… #txlege #tx2020
Reminder: Polls are shit unless you agree with them, in which case they’re brilliant and unassailable #txlege #tx2020
Today when I clicked on a @dallasnews link, I was prompted to become a “member.” No mention of subscribing, only “mission." DMN has also started taking foundation money. Good for them. Welcome to the club, @mWilstory @grant_moise. Your decoder ring is on the way https://t.co/CsVTBqgUYN
Feeding tubes, halluncinations, and numb toes: One Texan’s battle to survive #coronavirus. A tough read from @ShannonNajma texastribune.org/2020/07/12/tex… #txlege
Overnight from @PatrickSvitek @cassi_pollock: Three Texas House riunoffs give warring GOP factions the chance to have the final say before November texastribune.org/2020/07/12/tex… #txlege #tx2020 @Dan_Flynn @dr_sheffield
@reeseoxner: How @realDonaldTrump’s ban on new visas will impact Texas universities texastribune.org/2020/07/12/h-1… #txlege #coronavirus
@shearm: Former acting secretary of @DHSgov says she heard @realDonaldTrump raise the possibility of selling Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria nytimes.com/2020/07/10/us/… #txlege #tx2020
NEW from @TexasTribune: Texas reports 10,083 patients hospitalized because of the #coronavirus — a new record and a 25% increase from a week ago apps.texastribune.org/features/2020/… #txlege https://t.co/XZb46GCdR0
NEW from @mvenk82: Texas has never had an Asian American member of Congress. In 2020 three candidates of South Asian descent are vying to be the first texastribune.org/2020/07/11/tex… #txlege #tx2020 @priteshgandhimd @SriPKulkarni @donnaimamTX
As the coronavirus surges in Texas, what comes next for Texans and the state's economy? Join us on July 15, when @evanasmith will discuss live with @JulianCastro and @JoaquinCastrotx. bit.ly/2VPDldG #ttevents
NEW must-read from @emmaplatoff: The #coronavirus response has been a leadership test for @GovAbbott, the most powerful elected official in a state careening toward crisis texastribune.org/2020/07/11/tex… #txlege
@jpgarnham: @tedcruz says people boycotting @GoyaFoods are silencing speech, but last year he said he was exerting free speech by boycotting @Nike texastribune.org/2020/07/10/ted… #txlege
RT @costareports: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is leading a Trump administration effort to demand the Food and Drug Administrati…
"The canceled rally marked the third time in less than a month that Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign has failed to relaunch as planned” #tx2020 twitter.com/maggieNYT/stat…
NEW from @SaChampagne: As morgues fill up, refrigerator trucks are on the way in Texas counties texastribune.org/2020/07/10/tex… #txlege #coronavirus
NEW from @PatrickSvitek: Early frontrunner @KimOlsonTx faces runoff momentum from @candacefor24 in bid to flip Republican-held #TX24 texastribune.org/2020/07/10/kim… #txlege #tx2020
NEW from ⁦@TexasTribune⁩: Texas reports over 3,000 total deaths, 10,002 patients hospitalized due to #coronavirus apps.texastribune.org/features/2020/…
#breaking from @StacyFernandezB: Fiesta San Antonio cancelled because of #coronavirus — like @StateFairOfTX, first time since World War II texastribune.org/2020/07/10/fie… #txlege
NEW from @charlesornstein @propublica @Mike_Hixenbaugh @NBCNews: Houston hospitals increasingly turning away new patients as #coronavirus overwhelms emergency rooms texastribune.org/2020/07/10/hou… #txlege
Must-read @AliyyaSwaby @StacyFernandezB: Texas teachers caught in the middle of political battle over schools reopening texastribune.org/2020/07/10/tex… #txlege #coronavirus
NEW from @AlexSamuelsx5: @GovAbbott warns if spread of #coronavirus doesn’t slow, “the next step would have to be a lockdown” texastribune.org/2020/07/10/gre… #txlege
Thanks for following along, folks! Next up in our virtual events series: @evanasmith will sit down with @juliancastro and @JoaquinCastrotx. Join us on July 15: bit.ly/2BOyEtR #ttevents
Read question: If elected, will you establish a U.S. Senate office in El Paso? @roycewesttx: “Absolutely.” bit.ly/38IwCY9
INBOX: My alma mater @hamiltoncollege announces all NESCAC schools cancelling fall sports. Includes Amherst, Williams, Middlebury, Wesleyan, Tufts, etc. cc: @ErikWemple @jimwindolf @nielslesniewski @jakesilverstein
RT @JenniferJJacobs: BREAKING: Trump’s New Hampshire rally postponed because there’s a big storm coming. Will happen in “a week or two”
Per @patricksvitek, #TX21 $: @chiproytx raised $544k in Q2, has $1.7M on hand @wendydavis raised $1.4M in Q2, has more than $2.8M on hand #txlege #tx2020
@rossramsey: Debates about in-person political conventions and in-person public school classes revolve around the same question: Are we ready for this? texastribune.org/2020/07/10/tex… #txlege #coronavirus
RT @Dimi: Anthony #Fauci tells @FT he has not briefed @realDonaldTrump in two months and not seen him at the White House since early June.…
@dallasschools superintendent: “I seriously doubt" there will be high school football in Texas this fall msnbc.com/stephanie-ruhl… #txlege #coronavirus
Overnight from @PatrickSvitek @cassi_pollock: County Republican parties in reddest parts of Texas say @GovAbbott going too far in #coronavirus response texastribune.org/2020/07/09/gre… #txlege
@valeriaoliesc: Nearly 80 Texas counties are opting out of @GovAbbott’s mask order. Others are refusing to enforce it texastribune.org/2020/07/09/tex… #txlege #coronavirus
RT @evanasmith: .@danpatrick, 7/3: "I agree with the twenty people who believe it is not a good idea to hold an in-person state convention…
NEW from @TexasTribune: For the first time ever, Texas is reporting more than 100 new deaths from the #coronavirus apps.texastribune.org/features/2020/… #txlege https://t.co/trF7L0wBqC
BIG from @alexazura: Bexar and Tarrant counties trimming polling locations b/c election workers are skititish abt #coronavirus. Issue is voters have been told by @GovAbbott they’re not required to wear masks texastribune.org/2020/07/09/tex… #txlege
NEW from @jpgarnham: Texas does 180, says it won't collect overpaid unemployment benefits if it was state's mistake texastribune.org/2020/07/09/tex… #txlege #coronavirus
Must-read @ragajus: A Dallas #HBCU is pivoting during the pandemic with free laptops, esports and tuition cuts texastribune.org/2020/07/09/pau… #txlege #coronavirus @PaulQuinnTigers @michaelsorrell
#breaking from @emmaplatoff: Texas bans elective surgeries in more than 100 counties as #coronavirus hospitalizations keep climbing texastribune.org/2020/07/09/tex… #txlege
WATCH: In 10 minutes, @TexasTribAbby interviews Democratic #txsen candidate @mjhegar texastribune.org/2020/06/23/tex… #txlege #tx2020
@PatrickSvitek: Democrats zero in on health care and electability in final days of race to challenge @RepMcCaul texastribune.org/2020/07/08/aus… #txlege #tx2020 @priteshgandhimd @SiegelForTexas
@AliyyaSwaby: Texas parents confront a frightening lack of information on #coronavirus risks in child care centers texastribune.org/2020/07/09/tex… #txlege
@AlexSamuelsx5: After losing big on Super Tuesday, Texas progressives are hoping for some victories in July runoff texastribune.org/2020/07/09/tex… #txlege #tx2020
seriously @mWilstory why don’t we just get a room #txlege https://t.co/Y4yKV4Ib5w
@danpatrick, 7/3: "I agree with the twenty people who believe it is not a good idea to hold an in-person state convention in Houston because so many of our party activists will be unable to attend. It also risks the exposure of those who do attend” danpatrick.org/lt-gov-dan-pat… twitter.com/PatrickSvitek/…
LAST CHANCE for early bird tickets to the 2020 @TexasTribune Festival — all month long this September on screens everywhere. *Price about to go up.* You’ll never pay this little to hear from… festival.texastribune.org #txlege #TribFest20 https://t.co/9XbfRYZetq
 
Anthony Fauci @hillaryclinton @kaybaileyhutch @wesleylowery @yamiche @maggienyt @betoorourke @dancrenshawtx @chiproytx festival.texastribune.org #txlege #TribFest20 https://t.co/O4CnGoGpbq
 
@maggieNYT @BetoORourke @DanCrenshawTX @chiproytx @marcorubio @cecilerichards @gary_d_cohn @ashleyrparker @wendydavis @samanthajpower @margaretedu @gtconway3rd @arneduncan festival.texastribune.org #txlege #TribFest20 https://t.co/JI0lHFK7IW
 
@maggieNYT @BetoORourke @DanCrenshawTX @chiproytx @marcorubio @CecileRichards @Gary_D_Cohn @AshleyRParker @wendydavis @SamanthaJPower @MargaretEdu @arneduncan @jebbush @maria_hinojosa @linahidalgotx @mikemorath @vgescobar @repsylviagarcia @khayhoe @emarvelous @ericholder festival.texastribune.org #txlege #TribFest20 https://t.co/nsDNxoFyrc
 
@maggieNYT @BetoORourke @DanCrenshawTX @chiproytx @marcorubio @CecileRichards @Gary_D_Cohn @AshleyRParker @wendydavis @SamanthaJPower @MargaretEdu @arneduncan @JebBush @Maria_Hinojosa @LinaHidalgoTX @MikeMorath @vgescobar @RepSylviaGarcia @KHayhoe @emarvelous @EricHolder @juliancastro @therickwilson @lawrence_wright @anamariecox @jduffyrice @iamamnanawaz @pamelacolloff @andrewyang @artacevedo festival.texastribune.org #txlege #TribFest20 https://t.co/96EuDLuDJR
 
@maggieNYT @BetoORourke @DanCrenshawTX @chiproytx @marcorubio @CecileRichards @Gary_D_Cohn @AshleyRParker @wendydavis @SamanthaJPower @MargaretEdu @arneduncan @JebBush @Maria_Hinojosa @LinaHidalgoTX @MikeMorath @vgescobar @RepSylviaGarcia @KHayhoe @emarvelous @EricHolder @JulianCastro @TheRickWilson @lawrence_wright @anamariecox @jduffyrice @IAmAmnaNawaz @pamelacolloff @AndrewYang @ArtAcevedo And so many more. We’ll announce 25 more big names on July 16 — but by then a ticket will cost you more. Sign up today! Can’t wait to “see” you in a few weeks festival.texastribune.org #txlege #TribFest20 https://t.co/6D2RHRmoLF
#breaking from @jpgarnham: Unemployment filings in Texas up more than 21% this week to 117,244 texastribune.org/2020/07/09/tex… #txlege #coronavirus
⁦@harrispolitico⁩: “It is not intended as an insult to ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ to observe that he is the political equivalent of ipecac syrup” // good luck with that politico.com/news/magazine/…
No argument on (1) or (2). Was watching @thetrevorpotter — former R chair of FEC — tonight on @chrislhayes decimate arguments against #tx2020 twitter.com/rickhasen/stat…
No argumet on (1) or (2). Was watching @thetrevorpotter — former R chair of FEC — tonight on @chrislhayes decimate arguments against #tx2020 twitter.com/rickhasen/stat…
NEW from @TexasTribune: Texas reports nearly 100 new #coronavirus deaths — blowing past the state’s previous record apps.texastribune.org/features/2020/… #txlege https://t.co/8L99xMkrjF
NEW from @SaChampagne @ewaltersTX @MandiCai: Texas, which has 9% of the U.S. population, is reporting 14% of new #coronavirus cases texastribune.org/2020/07/08/tex… #txlege https://t.co/c3p8CHzmeX
#breaking from @cassi_pollock @mvenk82: Houston officials cancel in-person @TexasGOP convention texastribune.org/2020/07/08/hou… #txlege #coronavirus
RT @GeoffRBennett: NEWS: The White House plans to issue its own guidelines for the reopening of schools because officials now say the ones…
#breaking from @charlesornstein @propublica @Mike_Hixenbaugh @NBCNews: An increase in people dying at home suggests #coronavirus deaths in Houston may be higher than reported texastribune.org/2020/07/08/hou… #txlege
#breaking from @cassi_pollock: @SylvesterTurner directs city of Houston to explore legal options for canceling in-person @TexasGOP convention texastribune.org/2020/07/08/hou… #txlege #coronavirius
“It’s insane that this is not even up to me”: ⁦@ragajus⁩ on the international students at Texas universities being told they can’t return without in-person classes #txlege #coronavirus texastribune.org/2020/07/08/tex…
@rossramsey goes there⁩: ⁦@GovAbbott⁩ is lucky not to be on the 2020 ballot #txlege #tx2020 #coronavirus texastribune.org/2020/07/08/tex…
RT @MikeDelMoro: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says on @Morning_Joe he’s signing a new executive order today requiring face coverings ind…
The Birthday Party. Yeezus. I’d say you can’t make this shit up except, you know
My @TexasLyceum sis @RobertaS_CIO did a great job tonight on @11thHour #txlege
RT @abc7breaking: #Breaking UPDATE: An order being prepared by El Paso City-County Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza would prohibit any…
@costareports just said the words "@JohnCornyn with a tough race in Texas” 🤔 #txsen #tx2020
NEW from @TexasTribAbby @PatrickSvitek: With a week to go before the runoff, the ad spending differential between @mjhegar’s and @RoyceWestTX’s #txsen campaigns is 85x texastribune.org/2020/07/07/mj-… #txlege
NEW from @cassi_pollock: Despite outcry from sponsors and Houston officials, @TexasGOP convention will still happen in person — for the delegates. Elected officials, including @GovAbbott and @danpatrick, are only speaking via video texastribune.org/2020/07/07/tex… #txlege #coronavirus
NEW from @mvenk82: More than $54 million in PPP loans went to small private colleges and universities in Texas texastribune.org/2020/07/07/tex… #txlege #coronavirus
@ragajus: @TexasTech tests the waters for fall semester by bringing 350 students to campus for summer classes texastribune.org/2020/07/07/tex… #txlege #coronavirus
NEW from @TexasTribune: Texas reports record-high 60 new deaths from #coronavirus as hospitalizations pass 9,200 apps.texastribune.org/features/2020/… #txlege
NEW from @TexasTribune: Texas reports record-high 60 new deaths from #coronavirus as hospitalizations pass 9,200 apps.texastribune.org/features/2020/… #txlege
NEW from @AliyyaSwaby: Masks will be mandatory in many Texas schools when they reopen this fall, @teainfo says texastribune.org/2020/07/07/mas… #txlege #coronavirus
RT @seungminkim: This should come as absolutely no surprise, but @MittRomney will not be attending the GOP convention in Jacksonville, his…
Chief economic development org in Houston — the white hot center of the business establishment — calls for cancellation of in-person @TexasGOP convention #txlege #tx2020 #coronavirus twitter.com/jaspscherer/st…
RT @ChipBrown247: #Texas athletic director @_delconte confirmed to @Horns247 the State Fair of Texas being cancelled doesn’t impact the Red…
#breaking from @StacyFernandezB: @StateFairOfTX cancelled for first time since World War II because of #coronarvirus texastribune.org/2020/07/07/tex… #txlege
⁦@maggieNYT⁩: Mary Trump book alleges ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ paid someone to take the SAT for him nytimes.com/2020/07/07/us/…
Happy birthday @JeffSalamon!
⁦@MattMackowiak⁩, Travis County Republican Party chair, on Texas in 2020: “If it's a referendum on ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ he's going to get killed in the suburbs” #txlege #tx2020 cnn.com/2020/07/07/pol…
Missed this earlier: As debate over in-person @texasgop convention heats up, Texas high school coaches have cancelled their in-person convention in S.A., will meet virtually instead texastribune.org/2020/07/06/tex… #txlege #coronavirus
thanks for the shout-outs @chrislhayes @allinwithchris https://t.co/SxzjyYPP88
@GovAbbott accuses local officials of “absenteeism” — “they do absolutely nothing.” Suggests #coronavirus has spread because they’ve refused to enforce his executive orders. #txlege twitter.com/PatrickSvitek/…
Massachusetts Gov. is a Republican #txlege twitter.com/thehill/status…
NEW from @cassi_pollock @mvenk82: Houston Mayor @SylvesterTurner urges @TexasGOP to cancel its convention texastribune.org/2020/07/06/tex… #txlege
RT @FusaroESPN: BREAKING: Sources confirm to ESPN that @MLS will announce that @FCDallas has withdrawn from the #MLSisBack tournament. The…
RT @KeishaBottoms: COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.
NEW from @TexasTribune: Nearly 8,700 Texans are hospitalized with the #coronavirus — more than 2x two weeks ago apps.texastribune.org/features/2020/… #txlege
RT @JudgeClayJ: NEW: Dallas County Reports Largest Increase in COVID-19 Hospitalizations Thus Far and ­­­­­1,214 Additional Positive 2019 N…
RT @PatrickSvitek: cc: wobbly River Oaks Rs... Hon. James A. Baker, III Endorses Wesley Hunt "Decades ago, my good friend President George…
@SylvesterTurner doesn't want in-person @texasgop convention in hot spot Houston — asking them to cancel, and in the event they don't promising strictest enforcement by health inspectors with power to shut the thing down #txlege #coronavirus twitter.com/houmayor/statu…
@rossramsey: @TxPolProject @UTAustin poll says Texans' hopes for quick return to pre-#coronavirus life are fading texastribune.org/2020/07/06/pol… #txlege
 
 
 
 
 
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