Abbott adviser: 'Democrat enthusiasm' endangers Texas GOP

Thu, Nov 16, 2017 - 7:21am
Gov. Greg Abbott greets President Trump at Dallas Love Field, October 25.  

AUSTIN -- After months of assurances from top Republicans that they still hold a firm grip on Texas voters, a top campaign adviser to Gov. Greg Abbott is warning that recent Virginia elections should be a "wakeup call" to the Texas GOP.

In a private memo to Abbott's aides, senior political adviser Dave Carney cautions that despite the fact that Texas is solid red in recent statewide voting patterns, suburban voters could pose significant problems for Republicans in next year's mid-term elections.

"It would be easy for us to say...

Race for White House coming to Texas

Sat, Oct 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

by Anna M. Tinsley

The Republican battle for the White House shifts gears, at least temporarily, today.

That’s when it moves to Texas, away from traditional key early states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

For a few hours, at least half a dozen GOP presidential candidates — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, business executive Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum — plan to be at a megachurch in Plano.

There, during an hours-long North Texas Presidential Forum, they are expected to talk...