#RickPerryMadeMeDoIt— 🇺🇸 Impeachment Is Fun 🏳️🌈 (@AnneFromMaine) October 6, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: A caravan of BUSES is headed for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Any republicans in the Trump administration are at risk of being thrown under by Donald Trump.
cc: @GOP @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/5S6xKwvKBn
Opening with the new names in the race to replace Big Suck-Up John Cornyn:
Midland city councilman John B. Love III is the latest Dem to jump in the #TXSen race. Says in his announcement that “Never-ending gridlock is taking a toll on Texas families,” citing the August shooting in Midland. "Tomorrow it will come to someone else’s town." pic.twitter.com/EyHJ6KOvsf— Ben Wermund (@BenjaminEW) October 2, 2019
And for the general election ...
DBC is making another run for US Senate. https://t.co/KdkSd4No7i— David Bruce Collins 🌻☮ (@dbcgreentx) October 2, 2019
Tilove at the Statesman also profiled the candidates.
#TXSen: In Senate race to challenge John Cornyn, a crowded field of little-known candidates https://t.co/dlaRtK1FKE— 🎃 Niles Francis 🎃 (@NilesGApol) September 30, 2019
The article isn't as dismissive as the headline sounds.
"But for sheer bang for the buck, there’s @_SemaHernandez_, an activist single mother of four from Pasadena, who won 24% - nearly 250,000 votes - running against @BetoORourke in 2018, trouncing him in some heavily Hispanic border districts, after spending only $4,000." #TXSen— Generic Old White Guy (@PDiddie) October 2, 2019
Lots of Texas Congressional developments last week as well.
Kuff looked at the recent PPP poll of competitive Congressional districts. Howie Klein at Down With Tyranny wondered if the DCCC would be helping or hurting the chances of turning Texas blue next year. And with respect to the color palette, G. Elliott Morris, writing for The Economist, describes the Lone Star State as "magenta" rather than "purple", but says it's on the way there.
.@RepBillFlores to @PeteSessions: Seriously, don't carpetbag into my district https://t.co/nFcqPj2SaB #TX17— Generic Old White Guy (@PDiddie) October 3, 2019
In statehouse races, SocraticGadfly looked at his state rep, Drew Springer, saw that he's NEVER faced a general election and says that if Democrats are serious about turning Texas blue, they need to challenge even candidates like him.
.@TomPerez in Austin tonight for @texasdemocrats J-J Dinner. First thing he mentions at top of gaggle — after saying it’s good to be back in “battleground Texas” — is #HD28 special election. @ElizMarkowitz is here. #txlege pic.twitter.com/jaYxUTfsAl— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) October 6, 2019
Before the verdict in the Botham Jean murder trial came in, Dan Solomon at Texas Monthly analyzed the problem with the "castle doctrine". And after the verdict, Scott Henson at Grits for Breakfast offered his thoughts on the trial and the case as a whole. Both pieces were written before the assassination of witness Joshua Brown.
Joshua Brown was the neighbor of Botham Jean and the key witness in the case of a police officer who killed him in his own apartment.— Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) October 6, 2019
Just days after her conviction, he is mysteriously murdered. As he feared he would be.
What is this. https://t.co/aT7ZzMWQvC
Joshua Brown was shot in his mouth & chest. He was exiting his car at his apt when he was ambushed & shot at close range. His mother asked my office to help find out who murdered her son. She suspects foul play. He had no known enemies. He worked for a living. We need answers. pic.twitter.com/k0KizSLMHi— S. Lee Merritt, Esq. (@MeritLaw) October 5, 2019
PDiddie at Brains and Eggs posted the latest on the Democrats running for the White House in three updates -- one before and two after Bernie Sanders' heart attack -- and Noah M. Horwitz endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president. Therese Odell at Foolish Watcher went to town on Day One of Impeachment Inquiry TV.
Taylor Goldenstein at the Chron wrote about the U of H research project examining Latino Republican voters and six myths about them. Albert Morales at Latino Decisions, via Latino Rebels, points out the Texas-sized opportunities (Part 3B, with Parts 1, 2, and 3A linked there).
The RNC’s political mailer looks a lot like a census form.— Texas Standard (@TexasStandard) October 4, 2019
And it’s totally legal. https://t.co/LcnQc5ngCY pic.twitter.com/3UBMhrT3vM
There were a handful of H-Town mayoral debates last week; PDiddie also blogged about the one that was televised, and there's another this Friday.
I spent three days following @marcelmcclinton — an 18-yr-old mass shooting survivor running for Houston city council — on the campaign trail. About an hour after I left him, someone tried to stab him: https://t.co/WKeBHwOblj— Amber Jamieson (@ambiej) October 5, 2019
Speaking of Rick Perry ...
Only three things come out of Texas: steers, queers... and green energy leaders!? https://t.co/LJoNzPBBIe— Climate Clock 🇸🇴#IStandWithIlhan🇵🇸 (@Tav_assoli) October 6, 2019
Christof Spieler at Trains, Buses, People ran through an autonomous vehicle thought exercise.
Mycology is a field that attracts all types of people, including those inclined to find beauty in a slime mold. https://t.co/kogoSS493n— Texas Observer (@TexasObserver) October 7, 2019
In the Name of Leslie Cochran, Will the Governor Please Leave Austin Alone? https://t.co/AGGovFegT2— Matt Schwartz (@SchwartzChron) October 4, 2019