Politico: Cruz Vaults to Top of 2016 Poll; Cruz Pressuring Boehner?;
TAB Supports AA-US Air Merger; Medina for Gov?
Good evening from Austin.
This is the latest daily MRT email I’ll ever send. I’m truly sorry.
I know many of you rely on this email and I apologize for it being this late.
Here’s the (short) brief:
Your 3 absolute Must Reads:
> Politco reports that a PPP poll taken right after the Defund Obamacare ‘filibuster’ found U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in first place among potential Republican candidates for President in 2016.
> Several news outlets are reporting that Sen. Cruz is working with House conservative to pressure Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on the continuing resolution.
> The Texas Association of Business is endorsing the American Airlines – U.S. Airways merger.
– SAEN’s editorial board weighs in (behind paywall) on the water challenge facing the state.
2013 / 2014 / 2016:
– MRT co-founder Jason Stanford has an op ed in Politico on his belief that the abortion issue is a political advantage for State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) is her expected run for Governor.
– TT reports that Texas comptroller candidate Debra Medina is considering running for Governor as an independent.
– Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) has appointed Houston-based 14th Court of Appeals Judge Jeff Brown to the Texas Supreme Court.
– San Antonio City Councilwoman Elisa Chan will resign to run in the Republican primary for State Senate, challenging State Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels).
Other stories of interest:
– The FWST reports (behind paywall) that the city of Fort Worth is changing HOV lanes to toll lanes.
– Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Tony Garza pens an SAEN op ed on the potential on energy reform in Mexico for the U.S. economy.
Your Daily Source of Inspiration:
– A very special homecoming queen (behind paywall but you can hit stop before it loads).
DMN ($): Born in Canada, Ted Cruz became a citizen of that country, as well as U.S. (8/19/13 1:43am) – See more at:http://www.mustreadtexas.com/#
BLOGS (from the left)
BLOGS (from the right)