Texas’ Twitter Laureate, Runoff Elections and Gov. Abbot’s New Book

This week in Texas politics with the editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningMay 20, 2016 12:24 pm| ,

One Texan made some national headlines this week. State Supreme Court Justice Don Willett made Donald Trump’s short list of possible SCOTUS nominees. Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, says the “Twitter Laureate” of Texas has taken Trump to task in the past.

“He has a really good reputation and he’s actually been talked about as somebody who might be considered for attorney general if Ken Paxton’s legal troubles don’t pan out for him,” Ramshaw says.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– The runoff race in Texas that has gotten national attention

– Gov. Greg Abbott’s new book and whether this is a potential trial run for the presidency