Matthew Dowd bows out of Democratic primary for lieutenant governor

Recapping the week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Alexandra Hart & Wells DunbarDecember 10, 2021 12:37 pm, , , ,

A federal lawsuit over Texas’ redistricting maps, changes in the Democratic primary for Texas lieutenant governor and more were the talk of Texas’ politics watchers this week.

On the political front, lieutenant governor hopeful Matthew Dowd dropped out of the Democratic primary this week. James Barragán, political reporter for the Texas Tribune, says that Dowd had accomplished a “flip flop flip” politically – starting as a Democrat before working with the George W. Bush administration, then going independent before entering the Democratic primary.

“Now he saying he’s stepping aside because there are more diverse candidates in the field for lieutenant governor,” Barragán said.

Listen to the audio player above for more on that story, plus the Justice Department lawsuit against Texas, and questions over the fate of a controversial corporate tax incentive program.

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