Texas Standard for Wednesday, March 2, 2022

By Texas StandardMarch 2, 2022 10:41 am,

What do Texas elections look like after SB 1?

The votes from Texas’ Democratic and Republican primaries are in. What were the big takeaways, and what effects did the new voting laws passed by the Texas Legislature have on turnout and results? Alex Samuels, politics reporter for FiveThirtyEight, and Sharon Navarro, political science professor at University of Texas San Antonio, give us the big picture from Election Day.

A breakdown of Texas’ congressional primaries

Texas gained two seats in the House of Representatives in the last election cycle. Who will be battling for the 38 Congressional seats – new and old – in the fall? Quorum Report editor Scott Braddock joins us to break down the results.

What’s the verdict on the Texas attorney general race?

Perhaps the most watched statewide primary was the Republican contest for attorney general.  James Barragán, political reporter for The Texas Tribune, talks about the implication of George P. Bush making the runoff against incumbent Ken Paxton.

The Democratic and Republican perspective as Texas heads to the general election

What did voters reveal to party leaders through their behavior in the primary? We asked two of them:  Texas Republican Initiative chairman Mark McCaig and and Texas Democratic Party co-executive director Jamarr Brown how they will approach undecided voters this November.

Texas elections in November may have a significance nationwide. How will these primaries affect that?

Nine months may seem far away – but politicians are already prepping for November. We discuss the primary results and their potential national effects with Richard Pineda, acting director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies at the University of Texas- El Paso.

All this, plus the Texas Newsroom’s state roundup and Wells Dunbar with the Talk of Texas.

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