NYT’s J-Mart on the Cruz-Rand Rivalry;
NYT’s Peter Baker on Bush 43’s New Life;
Politico on David Barton, Potential U.S. Senate Candidate;
Gromer Jeffers on Wendy’s DC Texan Support; Margaret Spellings Profile;
Fikac Sees Abbott Proposals as Unlikely to Pass Lege
Good evening from Austin.
Here is how the new college football AP top 25 looks for teams of interest:
#11 Texas A&M
#15 Oklahoma State
#25 Texas Tech
(#26 Texas under ‘others receiving votes’)
Here’s the brief.
Your absolute must reads:
> NYT’s Jonathan Martin reports on the rivalry between U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY).
> NYT’s Peter Baker reports on former President George W. Bush’s life in Dallas, after politics.
> Politico’s Stephanie Simon reports on the potential U.S. Senate candidacy of David Barton.
> DMN’s Gromer Jeffers, Jr. reports on a contingent of Texans in Washington who are supporting the gubernatorial campaign of State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth).
> DMN’s Tom Benning interviews new Bush Foundation president Margaret Spellings.
> SAEN’s Peggy Fikac uses her weekly column (behind paywall) to cast doubt on the likelihood that gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Greg Abbott’s proposals to limit legislators power through constitutional amendments would ever pass the legislature.
– AP’s Chris Tomlinson and Will Weissert report on the statewide ballot for this Tuesday’s election, with the Prop. 6 water amendment of greatest interest.
2013 / 2014 / 2016:
– 2012 Republican presidential nominee and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) left Sen. Cruz off his list of 2016 Republican candidates to watch.
– The State (SC) newspaper reports on Sen. Cruz’s South Carolina trip on Monday.
– The Laredo Morning Times reports on gubernatorial candidate and State Sen. Davis recent campaign swing through Laredo.
– Chron’s Jayme Fraser reports on Tuesday’s city elections.
Other stories of interest:
– U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) got married Saturday night.
– 21,000 people are expected to arrive in Dallas around the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas on Nov. 23.
– Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed during a their game last night and is undergoing testing.
Have a great week.
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