Beto O’Rourke announced his decision to drop out of the presidential race Friday evening, ahead of a major Democratic gathering here in Iowa.
Early in the debate, O’Rourke and Castro were largely absent from long stretches of discussion Tuesday night.
In a speech to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Ted Cruz pointed to job gains in Texas as evidence his party’s economic agenda is paying off.
Updated: Clarification follows Twitter posts Monday in which the archbishop pleaded with the president to “Please stop racism. Please stop hatred.”
The two Texan presidential candidates won’t be on the stage together, but both have things to prove in the second round of debates Tuesday and Wednesday. -via @Texas Tribune
Julían Castro touted his police reform plan, his lead exposure elimination plan, and his housing plan during his conversation with journalist April Ryan.
Commentary: Julián Castro’s seemingly off-the-cuff interruption during the first Democratic presidential candidates’ debate was the product of thorough preparation.
The revelation “increases the urgency I feel to help change this country so that it works for those who have been locked-out of – or locked-up in – this system.”
– via @TexasTribune
To qualify for the fall debates, candidates must hit the 130,000-donor threshold and get 2 percent support in four polls – via @TexasTribune
Ten Democratic presidential candidates appeared on stage individually to answer questions from NEA members and talk about their education priorities.