Inside Texas Politics (6/15)

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by JASON WHITELY

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Posted on June 15, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Updated Sunday, Jun 15 at 6:09 PM

Inside Texas Politics host Jason Whitely and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy discuss the changes coming in house Republican leadership with U.S.  Rep. Michael Burgess in this week’s featured interview.  On Thursday, June 19 Republicans will choose a new house Majority Leader.

Ross Ramsey, co-founder and executive editor of The Texas Tribune, discusses a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. Republicans are ahead in every state-wide race. A look at the gubernatorial race shows there has not been much movement – Republican Greg Abbott remains double-digits ahead of Democrat Wendy Davis.

The new platform of the Texas Republican Party made national news for some of its views. In this week’s My Voice My Opinion, Mercedes Olivera, community affairs correspondent, talks about some of the things it didn’t say.

On August 8, Dallas will learn which city will host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The man spearheading Dallas’ effort, Phillip Jones – CEO of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau – discusses  Dallas’ chances of winning.

House Majority Leader Republican U.S. Representative Eric Cantor losing to a Tea Party activist was a history-making defeat. Does this now mean cross-hairs are on for other establishment politicians? That’s the topic of this week’s Flashpoint with Mark Davis of AM 660 The Answer on the right and Rich Hancock with Deep Ellum on Air on the left.

Our Reporters Roundtable with Jason Whitely, Bud Kennedy and Ross Ramsey discusses the second major shake-up in Senator Wendy Davis’ campaign for Governor. State Representative Chris Turner is now managing her campaign. Is Turner a miracle worker when it comes to moderate voters or is the campaigning punting?

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