Analysis: Texas, the eyes of others are upon you in 2020
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Analysis: Texas, the eyes of others are upon you in 2020

ROSS RAMSEY |
October 4, 2019

There’s a lot going on here. And Texas, accustomed to sitting in the back of the room in presidential election years, is getting a lot of attention.


The speaker of the U.S. House knows a thing or two about politics, and she said in Austin last weekend that the 2020 elections won’t be nationalized — that national issues and controversies won’t be at the center of voters’ attention.

Nancy Pelosi could be right about the subject matter of the 2020 elections. Candidates may well be talking about issues like health care, education, guns and immigration — and not about the antics and adventures of the chief executive of the United States. But whatever voters are talking about, Texas will be at the center of things.

Start with the fact that Pelosi, D-California, was onstage at The Texas Tribune Festival talking to the Tribune’s Evan Smith the same week that the House was starting an inquiry about impeaching President Donald Trump. It was pretty busy at the U.S. Capitol, but she made the trip.

Credit by - The Texas tribune

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