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Vaping epidemic to get more scrutiny in the Texas Senate
"And the rising use of E. cigarettes in Texas a state lawmakers considering additional laws to protect public health the state Senate health and Human Services committee will be meeting today to hear testimony about the health concerns of vaping Dr Ernest hawk of the N. B. Anderson cancer center says one of the biggest fears is what's not known about E. cigarettes right now these devices are regular about it the FDA in any substantive way and so manufacturers can really put in a whole variety of different chemicals and that's part of the issue **** adds that the addictive nature of nicotine and its effects on the developing brain or two of the biggest
Texas pastor whose daughter was killed in mass shooting is running for state Senate
"The theme the pastor of the Texas church with twenty six people were gunned down in two thousand seventeen is running for the Texas state Senate Frank Palmer is daughter was one of the victims in the southern when spring's massacre Frank Pomeroy the pastor of this other than springs Baptist church said Sunday he'll run for Texas Senate as a Republican in a predominantly democratic district the current senator Judith zapper Rini is held the seat since the late eighties during his official announcement Palmer ray said he feels like morality and integrity is disappearing he said of Texas falls the country falls Pomeroy was out of town when a gunman opened fire in his church killing his fourteen year old daughter and twenty five others I'm quite
"texas senate" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Into Friday. Texas Senate last night passed and then sent to the governor the so-called born alive, Bill, Charlie. This is the signature abortion restriction of the twenty nineteen session. We have to have what every session. So Republicans can go back when its primary election time and tell the base of the Republican party, which is strongly, antiabortion, how much they have done for them in Austin, this Bill, would according to state Senator, lowest course to brenham who's the Senate sponsor. It's designed to protect babies survive a bungled abortion at our alive in the abortion clinic operating table. Not only would it require that what they call a doctor patient relationship exists between that a baby that's been more alive and the abortion physician, but it would include very, very strict penalties, including up to ten years in prison, plus liability for civil lawsuit for doctors and all medical personnel who happened to be in the abortion clinic. At the time that this baby is born alive because the abortion was botched, the Senate approved the Bill twenty one to ten to Democrats, Eddie, Lucio, Brownsville, and should Assefa eighty of Laredo joined the Republicans and supporting this Bill. They both represent the very, very overwhelmingly Catholic Rio Grande valley, part of the state where there hasn't been an abortion clinic in operation for probably decades. So that's not surprising. Now goes to the governor who will certainly sign it probably with all sorts of publicity opponents say this is essentially a solution in search of a problem. They cite a state health and human services department figures as showing since two thousand thirteen when they began keeping records of this, there have been a grand total of zero babies born alive after bungled abortions in Texas at abortion, is a pretty routine procedure, and according to the law, it cannot be done when you're well, into the third trimester, which is when both most babies are viable. To be born anyway, they say, what this is, is an attempt by antiabortion Republicans in the legislature to try to make abortion less available by intimidating doctors into not working in abortion clinics. The doctors are afraid that a routine medical procedure might be misinterpreted. If you've got a very gung-ho pro-life district attorney in that county, for example, something that they do routinely might be interpreted as violating this law, and all of a sudden, they're dragged into court, and they're facing ten years in prison. And a lot of doctors would say, you know, something I don't think so. I think I'll practice someplace else. And if you don't have a physician, you can't operate the clinic, and that is, according to opponents, the main goal of the border, live Bill Boorda, live bills are popping up all over the country. You'll recall there were very high profile defeats of born alive. Bills in New York and in Virginia earlier this year as well as in the US congress, and then Republicans are able to say that the, the democrat. Rats who oppose this support infanticide, and they're able to raise money off of that. But right now, this looks like it has one more. Visit back to the house, because the Senate added an amendment to say that doctors not only have to provide emergency medical care to children who live following a bungled abortions, but also in cases of premature birth, which I think most doctors do anyway. But the house has to agree to that, then it goes to the governor at its next step will be the courts because this will just like every other abortion restriction that has been passed by the Texas legislature said, three publicans gained control back in two thousand three Welby challenged in the courts and its future. Right now is uncertain. All right, Jim thank you very much news director, Jim Forsyth morning commentary, gyms back again at eight ten. Well, that's the news. We read the comics. Of course. Funny pages. The first.
"texas senate" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"The Texas Senate approves school spending plan. It includes raises a five thousand dollars for every teacher and librarian. It does not include an increase in the sales tax. And there is no increase in the homestead exemption local Stu school district tax rates would decline by ten cents rather than they proposed reduction of fifteen cents the house and Senate will now try to resolve their differences. Democrats say they ready to go to court if necessary to get President Trump's tax returns, this one is over President Trump's tax returns, a house panel wants them, but treasury chief Steven Mnuchin has now said his department will not hand them over Mnuchin tells the ways and means committee, it's requests for the returns lacks a legitimate legislative purpose, which is the standard of supreme court precedent requires Democrats could respond by issuing a subpoena to the eye. IRS or with a lawsuit? Mnuchin smooth came the same day. The House Judiciary committee said vote for tomorrow. One holding attorney general William bar in contempt of congress for now comply with a subpoena for the full unredacted. Russia investigation report. Saga megani? At the White House of medical marijuana would be expanded under a Bill approved by the Texas house. Additional conditions such as autism, Crohn's disease and Alzheimer's could be treated with Dr approval. The Senate must still approve this expansion and Lieutenant governor Dan Patrick is not yet indicating where he stands on this matter. There have been four murders in San Marcus this year and police say all of the victims have been current or former students at Texas State university that something that Zachary Smith says to Fox News really makes him on easy to walk home on my own back to my apartment from campus. And I really don't do that as much anymore. I'm more likely to ride the bus along with the murders series of. Unsold. Sexual assaults is still under investigation. Police say they'll be giving daily updates on that case until it solved days after flooding and dripping springs forced the homespun kitchen and bar to evacuate customers. The owner of the restaurant has been hit by a double whammy Randy Ford till CBS Austin. He was taking some food to flood victims when something unexpected happen Iran food over there, you know, so can get away from this. And lift my spirits about time pulled up the leasing office to get.
"texas senate" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Two hundred the Texas Senate last night approved a massive education funding Bill which includes an across the board five thousand dollars a year pay raise for teachers, but senators opted not to funded by increasing the sales tax that makes governor abbot proposal to buy down high property tax with a penny on the dollar sales tax increase, essentially dead. The Bill does cut the state sales tax rate slightly, but does not increase the state homestead exemption. A new study shows that if the slowdown at the Texas ports continues things to the flood of asylum seekers could cost the state around thirty two billion dollars in lost productivity. Economists rape Perryman says what people don't realize is many products. Go back and forth across the border several times. Process now consistently. You're you're really having a profound impact on economic activity. Customs agents have been diverted away from the ports to help the border patrol process migrants. That's increased wait times at the boards for commercial trade, the new leader chosen by President Trump for the immigration and customs enforcement agency has El Paso roots. In a tweet Sunday, the president said he selected Mark Morgan the head of the agency Morgan is already lead is during the last month of the Obama administration. Morgan is also the former special agent in charge of the El Paso division of the FBI Montgomery County. Prosecutors say twelve year old boy accused of murdering his ten year old brother will undergo a mental health evaluation. The fatal shooting happened Saturday at a home in Conroe. The twelve year old is charged with murder, but Texas law says he cannot be certified to stand trial as an adult the Boyle trout in juvenile court. And if he's convicted of murder whole service sentence in the Texas youth commission on his eighteenth birthday. A judge will decide what happens next the Western Conference. Semifinals series is tied after the rocket survive game for pulling out a one twelve to one eight win. Or the Golden State Warriors last night James harden piled up thirty eight points and ten rebounds, the warriors trailed by as many as fifteen in the fourth quarter and failed to close the gap game five is tomorrow night and Oakland. I'm charity. Mccurdy message and data rates may apply. Earning your degree from one.
Election 2018 Review: What Happened and Why?
"Election two thousand eighteen review the midterms are over in its official. We have a split congress on Tuesday. Democrats retook control of the house of representatives while the Republicans strengthened their lead in the Senate beyond Washington. Democrats won several high profile governors races many in the midwest. But they lost their bid for governor in several other states, including Florida and Georgia at a press conference Wednesday, President Trump minimized Republican losses saying the GOP faced opposition from well-funded candidates. Adding that those who want did so because they embraced his agenda candidates who embraced our message of low taxes, low regulations, low crime, strong, borders and great judges excelled last night. The president also expressed hope for bipartisanship between the two parties. Hopefully, we can. All work together next year to continue delivering for the American people, including on economic growth infrastructure trade lowering the cost of prescription drugs. These are some of the things that the Democrats do want to work on. And I really believe we'll be able to do that. Let's talk about why the elections turned out the way they did what a divided congress means. And the impact that that'll have on President Trump and his agenda. Joining us from Washington is Wall Street Journal, executive Washington editor Gerald cyb, Jerry, first of all didn't this election show that the country remains as divided as ever, you know, young people suburbanites women, they went for Democrats while rural voters white men went for Trump in the GOP. Yeah, I think that is the bottom line here. It is an electric that looked in many ways awful lot like the one in two thousand sixteen that elected Donald Trump where Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and Donald Trump want the electoral college, that's kind of what we had here. You had a blue coalition in the suburbs in among women and young people who wanna. A lot of marginal house seats, and that's what gave Democrats control of the house, and you had a Trump coalition that seems more solid than ever in rural areas small towns and some of the excerpts around the big cities that held in place in. That's why the Republicans managed to win Senate seats in places like Texas, and Indiana, and Tennessee and the net result is you said is a split verdict. But that's what the country is it split right now between those two visions of politics. The kind of the Blue Wave a coalition and the red Trump base coalition. That's what we'll be dealing with in Washington for the next two years as a result. But on the other hand, Jerry this election didn't seem to produce the Bluewave that a lot of people said might carry the Democrats to victory in both chambers. No, that's true. And the reason that didn't happen was that some of the closest most important at least most politically charged races. Didn't go the Democrats way. And that means Beto Arocca democratic congressman did. Not defeat incumbent Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race that would have been a shocker Democrats almost. But then in the end didn't win a big Senate seat in Florida and the governor's race in Florida, and they almost had kind of historic candidate Stacey Abrams African American woman a win the governor's race in Georgia. But she apparently has not won that race. And so all of those races would have turned a good night for Democrats into a great night for Democrats, but they came up just short on all of those. And that's the frustration for Democrats right now, they had a good night. But not a great night. And it also means on the other hand for President Trump. He just needed to avoid complete disaster in this election, and that sort of what happened he lost control of the house to the Democrats. Everybody expected that didn't lose it by the same margin that some past presidents have lost seats. Brock Obama in twenty ten lost a lot more house seats for his party and his first midterm after election than Donald Trump will. So the Republicans can say, well, we skirted disaster you meant. And some of the key races. Jerry talk about some of the other ones that stood out to you. You know, there were some interesting early ones on the house side that led Democrats to think that well, we're on our way to that giant Blue Wave.
"texas senate" Discussed on WWL
"To get business done after running as the archetypal outsider in earlier campaigns, Texas, Republican Senator Ted Cruz has leaned on his establishment connections to win reelection. James Arkan's Senate campaigns reporter at politico has look at the challenge from democratic congressman Beto orc James set this up eventually after Ted Cruz is twenty fixing presidential campaign in the first couple of months to first eighteen months really of President Trump. We saw very different Senator Cruz than what we thought what he came to the Senate in two thousand twelve he was working collaboratively with his colleagues. He was working collaborative news the White House. He was working during hard to kind of play the inside game and get things done. And so what we're seeing now is in the last six weeks. There was some concern that Senator Cruz estates in a little bit of trouble from. Roy, you know, the the massive democratic superstar porn and record sums of money. You know, maybe making Texas Senate competitive, and you know, one that Senator Cruz had not relied on in the past. But that he was able to rely on and get help. With was the party establishment kind of coming in and helping them out, you know, the vice president raising money the president's son campaigning for him the president offering to come down and campaign for him. So you know, Senator Cruz is sort of the quintessential outsider candidate got to get some help from the Washington insiders and the Republican party to stabilize the race and make it give him an edge. And how does this play among those who supported him for being an outsider Hendrickson? What I think you probably see from Ted Cruz is supporters hardcore support is they would argue that, you know, he's still the conservatives firebrand that he always was he's still he hasn't abandoned his values. One of one of the posts that I talked to from Texas told me, essentially, you know, Ted Cruz was changing his values or or becoming more of a moderate you'd see. The collapse in his support. And that's not really what's happening. It's he's just relying on help. He's more collaborative. He's being less of a bomb thrower in that, you know, it's benefited him. And I don't think he lost supporters. Got it. What did the as you said the pieces campaign wobbled earlier this year? Why is that what it what it mister O'Rourke do for his part is part of the Senate campaign? I think the thing about work is he as a ton of money as a ton of attention. You know owning crazy amounts of money. He was holding these rallies that, you know, thousands of people were going to and and he he kind of sparked sort of a little bit of a movement and. Without spending Ted Cruz on TV and not very surprising. Democrat could be out spending outraged Republican in Texas, especially one is widely known this Ted Cruz, and and so it just a little bit of concern that maybe the better movement was real impact. And I think Cruz campaign and kicked it into full gear for the end of the summer and going into the fall kind of realizing that they were facing a challenge. And and know they they stepped it up at polling shows that we didn't pretty run away with it. But he's got a healthy lead in the race. And so they had to kick it into gear. Challenge from better over three million dollars in the third quarter. Well, that is just an absolute record for speak with James Arkan Senate campaign reporter for politico. He's written a piece entitled cruise plays the inside game to beat Rourke. You said that Senator Cruz sanded down some of the sharp edges on his personality. I give an example, I think the clearest example about as you look at the Affordable Care Act, you know, high profile Republicans repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and remember Ted Cruz shut down the government over ObamaCare when he got to the Senate. He was one of ALI'S outside the capitol, and he was really using sort of an outside pressure. Forced on the public inside the capitol force their hand, and he did successfully force their hand to the chagrin of his colleagues, and and folks in the capital and the new time around in two thousand seventeen he was meeting with other Republican senators who's working very closely with his colleague, he wasn't there embalmed outside trying to get it done, and they were unsuccessful, but they were unsuccessful, you know, not because of Senator Cruz, Bob and Bob's bombs the way that you know, he had previously you quoted a Republican consultants in your story who said something to the effect of that Beto Beto Aurora had become the Ted Cruz of this election almost like he was taking a page from cruises playbook. Yeah. In a sense. It's it's funny. He'd get some pushback from Republicans refer to better work as an outsider because he's been in politics for more than a decade and how the house terms under him. But he's he's running Wisconsin campaign against the establishment against politics as usual against the way, things are usually done in Washington. And so he he's trying to get onto this sort of anti-establishment anti politics as usual mental that famous for and contrast. Democrat in Texas is very hard to run. Thanks, James, James Arkan, Senate campaigns reporter at politico twenty minutes now in front of the hour on This Morning, America's first news. The.
"texas senate" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"President Bush was hurt badly by this months and months and months later when you looked at the economic numbers from the fall of nineteen Ninety-two, you saw that the economy was actually doing well. And so that disconnect between perception and reality can really hurt a president. And so depending on how the month of October goes, if it ushers in a period of bad stock market numbers, which the president takes credit for good stock market numbers. So he puts himself in a tough position and if there's any other negative economic news that can really hurt the president's party, the second is how the conversation around issues that are relevant to women proceed. If the type of conversation round sexual harassment and. Sexual assault that was made so raw by the cavenaugh nomination continues to take hold of the American political conversation. That is something that will certainly hurt Republicans because it will motivate women to come out to vote into vote against the party that has a much worse record on this issue. The third issue I'm going to be looking at this would be sort of an election night issue is to look at some key bellwether states in bellwether races. If you see incumbent Republicans losing seats on election night, early on in states with early pull closures in places where they weren't expected to be competitive. If you see a place like Texas Senate race breaking for the democrat, you're going to see very difficult night for Republicans. That said, if you see a place like Virginia's tenth, for instance, breaking toward the Republican, that's going to mean a long night for. Democrats that's going to mean that Democrats have not done affective job at turning out the people. They need to turn out or capturing the political conversation in the way that they need to in. So looking at those states in those races, early on oftentimes gives us a pretty good idea of what is going to happen if you rewind to election night twenty sixteen, when you look at some of the earlier states that were supposed to go toward Hillary Clinton pretty early, like Pennsylvania in Ohio in you saw that they were not that they were too close to call. When you saw states that Clinton should have easily won were too early to call after polls closed that suggested something was happening in the electorate, would we see we saw a Redway if we saw a wave toward Trump where it seemed like every state was breaking toward Trump. That tends to happen in elections things break in a certain way. And my guess is twenty eighteen. Going to be no different. I don't know which way they're going to break. History suggests that they should break toward Democrats, but those early seats early in the night. If you're starting to see a trend develop that is either unanticipated unanticipated can go in two directions. One being movement toward Republicans or one being just an overwhelming Blue Wave unprecedented by the standards were expecting that can point toward what the rest of the country is going to do throughout the rest of the night, which I don't wanna thank you for sharing your time and expertise. This has been a great way to kick off our twenty eight midterm election podcast series. So thank you. Thank you for more analysis from.
"texas senate" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"So that energy, especially if you multiply it times the entire nation allows for Texas to essentially keep some of that political money here, which has been a real problem for Democrats. It's truly indicates that it's Texas has been like an ATM for the rest of the country. They've come to take the money and then has spread it to West Virginia in California never else well or works candidacy and his visibility has really allowed the money to stay here and be used to build the Democratic Party. But Abby ebbing Livingston on the other hand, Senator Ted Cruz. He's he's getting some support from the national GOP. I mean, the president himself is going to campaign for for the Senator that brings a energy and and money as well to to his campaign to an extent. I mean, Trump could do just as much to energize the democratic basis, the Republican base, but on the reverse. That resources coming to Texas to defend Ted Cruz extraordinary things. So there's a group called the club for growth that is spending for groups. And generally, I promise you, they would probably rather be spending somewhere else. They invest in house races and Senate races, and so this Texas is becoming a money pit for the Republican party. And I think there's a scenario where we could wake up the day after the election in a roar has lost several of these competitive US house races that have never been competitive before stay in the GOP column, and people in Texas may say will, well, that was a failure. But if you take a step back this, the to save these people resources have been diverted from other places and incumbents in those places could go down because of the money being spent in Texas. So Democrats could win in Texas by losing. Let's get a couple more callers in here. Dana is calling from curvier, Texas. You're on the air, Dana. By we bien. That's that's the extent of my Spanish. I'm afraid though. Me, I'm Caucasian, but was raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. What do you want to share with us today? So I wanted to share. I'm kind of like down the middle differently. I'm conservative, but I am Medicaid provider. A licensed professional counselor specializing with us at a residential treatment center..
"texas senate" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"There might be a lot of energy on the side of better Rourke supporters, but you know, Texas still is what it is voted for Ted Cruz multiple times. And Jerry says, I think what he was getting too was that he doesn't see this so much about as about a better orcas. He does about people pushing back against Donald Trump. I think that's probably right. I think one of the things that Trump inspired a lot of people and not just in Texas, but abroad is that there's like a disatisfaction with the current climate in Washington. I think there's a real risk that that there isn't really any change to that. And so it's difficult to be able to catch lightning in a bottle twice. Ted Cruz ran the first time as somebody who was going to go and change Washington and hasn't done so. So I think he might get a little backlash from that to on the energy question, just brag on abbey for a minute. Here. She wrote a great artist. About yard signs in Texas. The yard signs are lagging indicator of support, but there's been a tremendous grassroots enthusiasm for what's happening for or orc the damage, though. The problem is that has she blind? No democrat has won statewide since nineteen ninety four. This is the first year that Frazier and friends were on the air. So it has been a long time and you've got Republicans at the state level who were probably gonna win their lectures by upwards of twenty points the same as we found in two thousand fourteen. So the Democrats have captured enthusiasm, and that's something that can be built on in the future. Because even if it is a fluky election and it's an unusual cycle where there's a lot of antipathy towards Washington, like we heard from the caller, it is definitely the case that historically that's been successful for a party in nineteen sixty. One Republicans elected John tower to the Senate, and although it was a fluke election because it was this sort of jungle primary. It was definitely the case though that they were able to parlay that into more resources back home. They could recruit and raise money. Those are. All fundamental campaign thinks that our work can help the party do which they desperately need right now actually Lopez. I presume that you've been out on the stump with with the candidates. And I'm thinking a, especially Beto Aurora as Abby Livingston said a second or two ago that is, is a rock talking about actual policies that are somewhat democratic boilerplate. And if so, could that end up somewhat backfiring on him when it comes time for folks to actually to cast their ballots. I guess we'll see right? He, I mean, this is a big question for Democrats after Hillary Clinton laws. I heard a lot of Democrats wringing their hands about whether or not their candidates are too often focus on the details of policy versus inspiring people. And they think I've heard some experts say that they think that might have hurt Hillary Clinton. I mean, if you think back at Obama, it was sort of a mix of inspiration and sort of like boilerplate, you know, like like healthcare, for example, like like democratic policies, you know, I wonder if that's maybe helping instead of hurting. I mean, that could be why younger voters are maybe really attracted to him because his campaign rallies aren't really very focused on details. It's more about talking giving a narrative of how your life fits into his campaign. I'm seeing he talks about expanding Medicaid in Texas at every event he goes to. Yeah. And that's a big one in Texas because we have the highest number of uninsured. People in the country and the highest rate. So issues like healthcare really important here, an sixty percent of Texans seem to support expanding Medicaid, even as the general Texas is suing to basically undo the Affordable Care Act. So maybe perhaps some daylight there between Texas politicians, some of them and what some voters may want. Let's explore that more. When we come back, we're talking about the Texas Senate race between incumbent Senator Ted Cruz and congressman Beddoe aerobic. I'm magnitude party. This is on point..
"texas senate" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"So there's still some fundamental voting demographics make it really difficult for Democrats to Wednesday wide. Okay. Well, I wanna listen to a little bit more from the candidates themselves, and by the way I should note that we definitely reached out to Senator Ted Cruz campaign and to Beddoe roads campaign as well invited them or one of the represent their representatives to join us today. Aerobics campaign declined our request and Senator Cruz campaign never responded to our requests, but we did do our diligence on that part. But let's hear from the Senator anyway. This is from the the Senate debate that they had on September twenty second and Senator. Ted Cruz was asked about his contentious relationship with President, Donald Trump, especially the relationship they had during the two thousand sixteen election. And here's what Senator Ted Cruz said. I have worked hand in hand with the president on substance, and we have delivered remarkable victories. The biggest tax cut of generation. We've seen four million new jobs created since Trump was elected and and we cut taxes and cut regulations. We're seeing record, low unemployment, Texans lives are better. So yes, I could have chosen to make it about myself to be selfish and say, you know what my feelings are hurt. So I'm gonna take my marbles and go home, but I think that would have been not doing the job. I was elected to that Senator Ted Cruz on September, twenty second, let's take a call here. Dan. Calling from San Antonio, you're on the air, Dan. Hi, thanks for taking my call. I wanted to say that a lot of one of I know don't have all that much time, but I did want to say that that award gives me my family in Seattle them that we haven't felt my generation. My parents would say, it's like John f. Kennedy or the Kennedy family inspire us to to have some hope because living in the so-called red state makes us cringe. Every time I hear that because we're staunch blue family and everyone I know just about is at least insight. Bear county here in San Antonio. However, we are very diverse state and it's all good. And like the message missile gives about hope and moving forward, whether you're Republican democrat independent because we're so sick of the bigotry in the hateful nece comes from Mr. Trump and DC, and that's not what we're about here in San Antonio in Texas, and probably most of America people are just sick of that negative message and as a country we want to move forward. And we just really appreciate the genuine Ness that Mr. walk fibs and we are Mr. cruises voicing. We just cringed Dan, I'm going to take it back from you there and I really appreciate your call and your thoughts. Let's turn to another voice here. Abby Livingston joins us. Now she's with us from Washington. She's the Washington bureau chief for the Texas Tribune, and we've got a link to her late a story for the Texas Tribune that link is a a website on point, radio dot.
"texas senate" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Yeah, they're low overall. Recent polling has got it more at about fifty percent, but that's really propped up by Republicans who support him to the tune of about eighty six to ninety percent. So it's really driven by Republicans and this is not terribly surprising. There's a lot of unity within the party. That number has grown because there was a time where they're definitely people who objected to Donald Trump in Democrats or Republicans who are favoring Ted Cruz. And so now we've kind of morphed into one bigger, sort of more contiguous unit for Republicans that support Donald Trump. There's a lot of friction still. I see. So. So is there another group voters that we should be talking about here as potentially influential in this race? I mean, white suburban, white women, women in general. I think that the suburban white women are going to be the biggest swing vote in this election. That's really gonna what's probably drive any kind. Of success that Iraq fines and suburbs, which is going to have a reciprocal effect of effecting some of the challenges, the congressional level many of whom have a really harness this vote and could potentially do well. But I also think if we're talking about changing demographics that we could talk about younger voters who are energized insignificant ways in this election. So that number breaks considerably in favor of that old rock. They don't try typically vote in the same numbers that we see for people who are over forty, but it is the case that those numbers are rising. And just as an aside to, I think that the number of Asian voters is increasing in some of the big suburbs in these big Texas counties. You've got the number of Asians far outpacing the actual growth of any other sub racial group. And as a result, you've got them potentially being a electoral partner places like fort bend county. Here outside of Harris County, outside of Houston are booming, and that really could spell another level of success. Democrats might find. So actually Lopez that makes it seem as if turnout is going to be absolutely everything in in this race in November. Well, it's always the wild art elections in Texas. A big reason Democrats will always say a big reason that Texas is read is not because it's a conservative state, it's because it's a nonvoting state. So if you get all these populations who don't usually vote, that could change what Texas looks like. If you change the electorate, you can change who gets elected. So that's always the big question. And especially during a mid term, I mean, this is a weird mid term because you know everyone's kind of excited and and angry and you know all that, but typically like Democrats aren't likely to vote during midterm. So if if that's different this year, like this look different than most midterms, so I'm seeing, for example, but a rook a couple of Saturdays ago is quoted as having said our contention is that if no one's ever shown up and listen to you talking to to to voters or potential voters and incorporated your story into why they're campaigning and the expectations were setting. For one another, then I wouldn't expect you to vote either. So is he hoping to draw people who haven't bothered or haven't seen reason to vote before? I mean, that's, that's the tactic that we've seen in other places. We saw that in New York with Alexandro Cossio Cortez for example. That's what he's betting on. Yeah, go ahead, Britain. I'm sorry about that. Sorry. I was gonna say, yeah, definitely the case, like Ashley said that deter out is in Nemec in midterm years. We're talking about probably on the order of about thirty percent which is extremely low. Now I think we'll have a turn out probably spike a little bit in this election because you definitely have the energy that we've seen. And so that's something that would definitely, I think produce them democratic gains. But you still have about two and a half million unregistered Texans who could otherwise register. The Latino population is only registered to vote at about thirty forty, four percent, and that's number is about eighty percent for Anglo..
"texas senate" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"You've got a rising number of Latinos and Asians, especially in the suburban counties which are breaking towards the Democrats. But like you say to, there's also unique moment in American politics where Donald Trump is uniquely unpopular in what is otherwise really ruby red state. So he has exposed this rift within the Republican party in Texas. He is advocate for the border wall which has split many of the parties, but also many of the voters. He has advocated for trade Pol. Which potentially hurt rural Texas. So there is still a lot of displeasure with Donald Trump, even though his approval rating remains fairly high within the Republican party. Okay. So to your point though, that if Democrats are looking at a at a demographic change in and pinning their hopes on that, I m seeing here that even though of course, there's been huge growth in the number of Latino residents in Texas that turn out among Latino voters has been consistently very low in the state. Yeah, this is a big problem for Democrats. They need to be able to harness this population to things are at play. I think number one, it's certainly the case that the Latino vote is not uniform. So it's clear that you're not going to be able to use the same message for each different Latino and that's something that is common, but in Texas because of the diversity within the Latino community. That certainly the case. But it's also of course, the case that I'm getting people to come vote for Democrats is not so easy. There's about a sixty forty split. So Republicans are pretty popular in. Latino community and as Ted Cruz actually just check me on this here, but I'm reading the Ted Cruz talks about, you know, sort of the silent majority of Republicans in Texas and that those are the folks who are going to go to the polls in November. Actually just got about fifteen seconds before the break. Yeah. And those happen to also be the voters that are more likely to come out and vote and have come out to vote in Texas, or we'll pick up this conversation when we come right back actually Lopez's joining us today. She senior reporter for k. OT k. UT and Brandon. Rotting houses with this as well. He's political science professor at the university of Houston, retorting about the race between Senator Ted Cruz and congressman Beddoe aerobic for Senate in Texas. I'm tougher Marty. This is point. In recent months, it's become.
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"I debate and I, you're gonna hear from Aurora talking about what you were just mentioning Ashley about the nature of his. He calls his his grassroots campaign, and he says that that's a movement that Texas voters want. They don't want somebody who's captured by corporations and political action committees and special interests because that's where Ted Cruz gets his money. Our campaign is the largest grassroots campaign. The state has ever seen funded by people and only people in every single one. Of the counties of Texas every single day, and here's Republican Senator Ted Cruz at that same debate really criticizing Aurora for saying over and over again, that arose visited every county in the state. Congressman rock doesn't seem to understand that representing Texas is not doing a photo op in each county in Texas with reporters tone, but it's actually standing up and fighting for the people of Texas. And I can tell you in the six years, I've represented Texas. I had been there on the ground, so that's that's Republican Senator Ted Cruz at a debate with Beto aerobic on September twenty seconds, actually Lopez. Before we talk about sort of deeper trends in Texas politics and Texas demographics too. I just want to ask can give us a snapshot a little more of a snapshot of Beto Aurora. Can we? What is it that made him think that this would be a good year even to run against an incumbent Republican Senator? Well, it's a good year for any democrat to run for office right. As I mentioned, Democrats are you know energize than they've been in a very long time, but also, you know, we had an interesting election presidential election here. Hillary Clinton came within a single digit of Donald Trump in Texas. It was nine points, which is very surprising because Republicans have historically done a lot better Republicans running for president that is. And so I think that was a sign to Democrats that things are changing, at least under a Trump administration or the possible threat of at that point was a possible threat of Trump becoming president. They were looking at, you know, this is possibly energizing racial minorities, you know, and people young people, people who typically don't vote in and especially don't vote in Texas. So I think that that was the catalyst for that was that closer election and anyone was expecting in two thousand sixteen? Okay, we'll you listen to Ashley Lopez. She senior reporter for k. u. UT joining us today from Austin, Texas. Ashley stand by for just a second. I want to bring in another voice into this conversation. Brandon running house, joins us. Now he's with us today from Houston. He's political science professor at the university of Houston and co host of the Houston public media political podcast. It's called party politics, and he's also author of inside Texas politics, power policy and personality of the Lone Star state, Brandon, rotting house. Welcome to point. Thanks pregnant. So I let me just get kind of a fundamental question here that I wanna I wanna sort of explore through the course of this hour is this race and the closeness of it between Senator Ted Cruz and congressman Beddoe aerobic? Is it, you know, simply race, it's emblematic of two thousand eighteen and Democrats, and the position they find themselves vis-a-vis the GOP and Donald Trump, or is there something deeper going on in Texas? Politics? Are we sort of seeing the beginnings of what might be demographically driven political change in the state. I think that in some ways, both are happening. The Democrats like to say that the demographics are destiny, and I think in large part, that's right. The problem for them in part is that it's hard to bridle a horse while you're writing it. And the goal is for them to be able to try to invest now and harness these trends, which on paper would work for them, but which in practice can be very difficult. So definitely it's the case that the state is younger. It has changing suburbs that are much more demographically diverse than they were..
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"But there was a shocking special election win by a Republican last night in Texas. Voters elected political newcomer peak floor as to the Texas Senate on Tuesday flipping a democrat district read. For the first time in one hundred thirty nine years and bolstering Republican supermajority in the chamber head on November elections. Oh, wait a minute. I thought Beto whatever his name was going to beat crews that the Texas. The Republicans are going to lose Texas. The Senate everything else in Texas on the verge of becoming a blue state. Why that's what all the polls say Texas is in the middle of going, like, California, New York and so forth, and then this happened. This is a district that Hillary Clinton one. I forget the majority here, but it's seventy three percent black and Hispanic. It's twenty three percent white privilege, and they elected a Republican. For the first time in one hundred thirty nine years. Pete floor raises a retired game warden he defeated. Former state Representative Pete Geoghegan. For Texas Senate district number nineteen seat after receiving backing from some of the state's most prominent politicians including Greg Abbott. The governor Dan Patrick tenant governor and Senator Cornyn and cruise according to the secretary of state's website Florida's one with fifty three percent of the vote guy. Iago forty-seven percent every forty four thousand four hundred ninety seven ballots cast. This wasn't supposed to happen. Remember, Texas is going blue. This is a blue district in Texas that the Democrats have helped one hundred thirty nine years and a Republican wanted. How the hell does that happen? Now by overall point with this is that I think that Julie Kelley has a point. But I have to take a break as always we see. Right. And I I really I just get revved and ready and I get right to the sweet spot. Then I look at the clock and go down to the left doesn't want you to.
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"But there was a shocking special election win by a Republican last night in Texas. Voters elected political newcomer Pete floor as to the Texas Senate on Tuesday flipping a democrat district read for the first time in one hundred thirty nine years and bolstering Republican supermajority in the chamber head on November elections. Oh, wait a minute. I thought Beto whatever his name was going to beat crews that the Texas. The Republicans are going to lose Texas, the Senate everything else in it, Texas verge of becoming a blue state. Why that's what all the polls say Texas is in the middle of going, California, New York and so forth, and then this happened. This is a district that Hillary Clinton one. I forget the majority here, but it's seventy three percent black and Hispanic. It's twenty three percent white privilege, and they elected a Republican. For the first time in one hundred thirty nine years. Pete floor as is a retired game warden, he defeated. Former state Representative Pete Gaito. Texas Senate district number nineteen seat after receiving backing from some of the state's most prominent politicians including Greg Abbott. The governor Dan, Patrick tenant governor and senators Cornyn and cruise according to the secretary of state's website flory's won with fifty three percent of the vote guy. Yego forty-seven percent every forty four thousand four hundred and eighty seven ballots cast. This wasn't supposed to happen. Remember, Texas is going blue. This is a blue district in Texas that the Democrats have helped one hundred thirty nine years in a Republican wanted. How the hell does that happen? Now, my overall point with this is that I think that Julie Kelley has a point. But I have to take a break as always we say, right? And I I really I just get revved and ready, and I get right to the sweet spot than I look at the clock and go. Listen to the left doesn't want you to hear rush.
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"But there was a shocking special election win by a Republican last night in Texas. Voters elected political newcomer peak floor as to the Texas Senate on Tuesday flipping a democrat district read. For the first time in one hundred thirty nine years and bolstering Republican supermajority in the chamber headed November elections. Oh, wait a minute. I thought that oh, whatever. His name was going to beat crews that the Texas Republicans are going to lose Texas. The Senate everything else in Texas verge of becoming a blue state. Why that's what all the polls say Texas is in the middle of going, like, California, New York and so forth, and then this happened. This is a district that Hillary Clinton one. I forget the majority here, but it seventy three percent black and Hispanic. It's twenty three percent white privilege, and they elected a Republican. For the first time in one hundred thirty nine years. Pete floor raises a retired game warden, he defeated former state and US Representative Pete Gaito. For Texas Senate district number nineteen seat after receiving backing from some of the state's most prominent politicians including Greg Abbott. The governor Dan, Patrick O tenant governor and senators Cornyn and cruise according to the secretary of state's website flory's won with fifty three percent of the vote guy. Iago forty seven percent every forty four thousand four hundred eighty seven ballots cast. This wasn't supposed to happen. Remember, Texas is going blue. This is a blue district in Texas that the Democrats have helped one hundred thirty nine years in a Republican wanted. How the hell does that happen? Now by overall point with this is that I think that Julie Kelley has a point. But I have to take a break as always we see right? And I I really just get revved and ready, and I get right to the sweet spot than I look at the clock and go to the left doesn't want you to hear rush on.
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"News. I'm Todd at the deadline was set for ten pm Friday night, set by the Senate Judiciary committee to Christine Blasi Ford to reach an agreement on terms for her to testify that supreme court nominee. Brad Kavanagh sexually assaulted her in the early nineteen eighties. Affords lawyer asked for an extension at it was granted by Republican chairman. Chuck Grassley who tweeted late Friday night at the request was approved. And he tweeted to judge cavenaugh that I hope you understand. It's not my normal approach to be indecisive. President Trump says Cavanaugh was born to be on the supreme court in quote, it's going to happen and the president reacting Friday night in Springfield, Missouri to news as deputy attorney general may have discussed trying to remove him from office. We have the President Trump says the Justice department has some great people and some bad ones too. But there's a lingering stench shouldn't we're going to get rid of that to his comments made during a rally in Springfield, Missouri. Come on the same day deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein denied a report that he talked about recording meetings for the president and invoking the twenty fifth amendment. To remove him from office Andy Field. ABC news Republican Senator Ted Cruz and democratic congressman Beto O'Rourke held their first debate in Texas Senate Friday night, the two men squared off in Dallas Friday night disagreeing over race and policy. If we have the largest prison population on the face of the planet and is disproportionately comprise of people of color. We have something wrong. That was a Rourke. Here's Republican Senator Ted Cruz rhetoric divides us on race it inflames hatred. We should be bringing people together. Instead of suggesting the police are risking their lives to protect all of us. The Texas Senate race once looked like it would be an easy reelection victory for the conservative incumbent it now appears to be anything. But. A private memorial service for Burt Reynolds who died on September six at age. Eighty two was held at a funeral home in north Palm Beach Florida on Thursday. You're listening to ABC news. Have you ever thought about saying goodbye to your job just walking into your boss and saying I quit, and how would you like to commute to work without ever.
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"Republican Senator Ted Cruz and democratic congressman Beto O'Rourke held their first debate in Texas Senate Friday night, the two men squared off in Dallas Friday night disagreeing over race and policy. If we have the largest prison population on the face of the planet and is disproportionately comprise of people of color. We have something wrong. That was a Rourke. Here's Republican Senator Ted Cruz rhetoric divides us on race it inflames hatred. We should be bringing people together. Instead of suggesting the police are risking their lives to protect all of us. The Texas Senate race once looked like it would be an easy reelection victory for the conservative incumbent it now appears to be anything. But.
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"But there was a shocking special election win by a Republican last night in Texas. Voters elected political newcomer Pete floor as to the Texas Senate on Tuesday flipping a democrat district read for the first time in one hundred thirty nine years and bolstering Republican supermajority in the chamber head November. Wait a minute. I thought Beto whatever his name was going to beat crews that the Texas Republicans are going to lose Texas. The Senate everything else in Texas verge of becoming a blue state. Why that's what all the polls say Texas is in the middle of going, like, California, New York and so forth, and then this happened. This is a district that Hillary Clinton one. I forget the majority here, but it's seventy three percent black and Hispanic. It's twenty three percent white privilege, and they elected a Republican. For the first time in one hundred thirty nine years. Pete floor raises a retired game warden, he defeated former state and US Representative Pete Gaito. For Texas Senate district number nineteen seat after receiving backing from some of the state's most prominent politicians including Greg Abbott. The governor Dan, Patrick O tenant governor and senators Cornyn and cruise according to the secretary of state's website flory's won with fifty three percent of the vote guy. Iago forty-seven percent every forty four thousand four hundred and eighty seven ballots cast. This wasn't supposed to happen. Remember, Texas is going blue. This is a blue district in Texas that the Democrats have helped one hundred thirty nine years in a Republican wanted. How the hell does that happen? Now by overall point with this is that I think Julie Kelley has a point. But I have to take a break as always we have. Right. And I I really I just get revved and ready and I get right to the sweet spot. And I look at the clock and go damn loosen..
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"Waving a red flag morning ten thirty, I'm David rank in Texas may, consider what. They call a red flag law to try to, keep guns away from people that are deemed dangerous Texas. Senate committees holding a hearing about gun laws today the office of court administration's David Slayton and says. Eight states already, have laws that restrict gun access for people that might be dangerous most states require courts determine the person's level of risk and considered certain types of evidence including recent threats or, acts of violence to sell, for others recent acts of cruelty to animals, previous convictions domestic, violence issues committee won't make a decision today but. A could recommend changes for the next legislative session the committees looking at the root causes of. School shootings in how students that might be at risk CBS news update at least seventy. Four deaths are blamed. On the wildfires in Greek coastal communities outside Athens for some There's nowhere to run says a man who has friends in that region thinking, you might. Be Trump there and you, would have to see on on the one side and fire coming to you on the other side the mind-blowing conditions, to, spell this disaster have been worsening for months at, a time strong winds were lowing it's been particularly, dry winter so that was a lot of Tribeca accusation in the area as well. And it just creates a tinderbox conditions ideal conditions for fire to spread Michelle Kambas is, a journalist in Athens she says other countries are responding to, the crisis that he gave the, pin unions. Activates the civil protection mechanism and so far we've, had a number of countries which have responded including Croatia. Spain and Cyprus CBS news update I'm Steve Kafe ten thirty two a wildfire threat in Texas is. Now pretty close to being explosive the zephyr community near brownwood was evacuated Monday night when a wildfire threatened the town The biggest concern was a dynamite stored. Plant the two hundred, people who left their homes were allowed to return after the fire went through the plant but did not set off the dynamite forest service says the fire began Monday afternoon from a house fire, latest report shows it's burned about twelve hundred acres in his only twenty five percent. Contained Charlie Hodges NewsRadio. Ten eighty KRLD there might. Be a link between hotter weather and suicide rates Stanford University researchers compared. Decades worth of temperature readings in suicide. Data across thousands of US counties and. Mexican municipalities they also searched more. Than half, a billion tweets for depressive words like lonely trapped or suicidal they found rising temperatures bring a rise. In both phenomena suggesting that by the year twenty fifty we could see an, additional, twenty one, thousand weather related. Suicides in the, US and Mexico alone Vicki Barker CBS news the secretary of state has been pleading. With other nations to stand up to Iran and what he calls a mafia governments We were in Iran in may when the US pulled out of the nuclear deal and of, course there were the usual stage death..
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