It’s time for the week that was in Texas politics with Alex Samuels, political reporter for The Texas Tribune.
There are no Texans left in the presidential race since Julián Castro ended his bid on Thursday. Samuels says Castro determined he likely wouldn’t be successful in the upcoming Iowa caucuses; his poll numbers never surpassed single digits for the duration of his campaign.
A Democratic presidential candidate who entered the race later than most, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced he’s opening a Texas campaign headquarters in Houston. The Houston office will support 16 other offices across the state.
“He plans to skip the early-voting states, and, instead, focus on the Super-Tuesday states, which, of course, include Texas,” Samuels says.
For voters looking to learn about all the candidates on the ballot in 2020 primary races, The Texas Tribune recently published its Texas Primary Ballot Guide, compiled by the Tribune’s data team.
Written by Caroline Covington.